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    As Robots Grow Smarter, American Workers Struggle to Keep Up

    A machine that administers sedatives recently began treating patients at a Seattle hospital. At a Silicon Valley hotel, a bellhop robot delivers items to people’s rooms. Last spring, a software algorithm wrote a breaking news article about an earthquake that The Los Angeles Times published.
    Although fears that technology will displace jobs are at least as old as the Luddites, there are signs that this time may really be different. The technological breakthroughs of recent years — allowing machines to mimic the human mind — are enabling machines to do knowledge jobs and service jobs, in addition to factory and clerical work.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/16/upshot/as-robots-grow-smarter-american-workers-struggle-to-keep-up.html?_r=0&abt=0002&abg=1
    Well, don't say I didn't tell you guys...During the wonderful threads in here dealing with the numerous demands of self important dolts that want things like Walmart, and McDonald's to pay so called "living wages".... Here comes the robots and they can all pound sand....Happy?
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    Re: As Robots Grow Smarter, American Workers Struggle to Keep Up

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Well, don't say I didn't tell you guys...During the wonderful threads in here dealing with the numerous demands of self important dolts that want things like Walmart, and McDonald's to pay so called "living wages".... Here comes the robots and they can all pound sand....Happy?
    Well given my experience with computerized telephone systems' ability to connect me to the right person, or even understand why I am calling, I won't hold my breath.

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    Re: As Robots Grow Smarter, American Workers Struggle to Keep Up

    to be fair, robots were coming regardless of what the " living wage" crowd says or does...

    it's a good thing that robots are coming to take over menial tasks.....it's bad that there will be some folks fighting like hell to keep humans doing those menial tasks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    to be fair, robots were coming regardless of what the " living wage" crowd says or does...

    it's a good thing that robots are coming to take over menial tasks.....it's bad that there will be some folks fighting like hell to keep humans doing those menial tasks.
    As these robots get more and more advanced "menial tasks" won't be the only things they will be doing, and those humans they replace are generally low skilled workers, that will now be out of work, and on the tax payer dole....
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    Re: As Robots Grow Smarter, American Workers Struggle to Keep Up

    We all know how this ends...

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    Re: As Robots Grow Smarter, American Workers Struggle to Keep Up

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    As these robots get more and more advanced "menial tasks" won't be the only things they will be doing, and those humans they replace are generally low skilled workers, that will now be out of work, and on the tax payer dole....
    well, i suggest they get new skills then, or forever be relegated to poverty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    well, i suggest they get new skills then, or forever be relegated to poverty.
    Ok, I don't disagree, but thinking out loud here...and looking at what I am going through with my son...Let's say one of them wants to go through welding school....$7K....Truck Driving school? 5K....Where, or who is going to pay for that....?
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    Re: As Robots Grow Smarter, American Workers Struggle to Keep Up

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Well, don't say I didn't tell you guys...During the wonderful threads in here dealing with the numerous demands of self important dolts that want things like Walmart, and McDonald's to pay so called "living wages".... Here comes the robots and they can all pound sand....Happy?
    Uhh, are you seriously under the impression that this wouldn't have happened if they didn't want minimum wage to keep up with inflation?
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    Re: As Robots Grow Smarter, American Workers Struggle to Keep Up

    25 years of experience in Electronics, closed loop controls, High Voltage distribution and power quality analysis tells me I have a bright future, troubleshooting, programming hacking these so called " robots "

    Bring em on.

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    Re: As Robots Grow Smarter, American Workers Struggle to Keep Up

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Uhh, are you seriously under the impression that this wouldn't have happened if they didn't want minimum wage to keep up with inflation?
    I'm saying that when robots are less expensive than the demanding employees, and don't call out sick, and threaten to sue at the drop of a hat....Then it is inevitable...But, I do note that your approach seems to be to just ignore it...
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