Daleks and Employment

Hannah Kuchler at the Financial Times just published an article about robots that do cognitive work and how they begin to displace human workers:White-collar robots roll into schools, hospitals and offices. The article starts with the somewhat absurd, Dalek-like robot sentry concept next to a school bus, but then dives into very real examples, from Aethon‘s hospital delivery drones to “robotic” automated software from Blue Prism that fill forms out more accurately than humans. The article is yet another reminder that productivity enhancement, particularly as robots begin displacing regular cognitive functions that were the province of humans alone, yields future employment dynamics that we really don’t fully comprehend.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s