See Spot Train and Seek: Robotics Slowly Replacing Animals in the Classroom and Under the Waves

Cornell University has developed a new tool that could change the way veterinarians are trained. While it might not fetch your paper or shoes the way that your dog might, or completely ignore you like a cat, it can give future vets a realistic device in training. Meanwhile, the US Navy plans to use underwater robots to replace what was typically done by dolphins, sea lions, and human divers. [More]

The Robotic Elephant in the Room: There May be No Choice When it Comes to the Robot vs. Worker Question

In a recent article by Paul Krugman, NYT OP-ED, he floated the idea that the increased development of robotic and automation technology, coupled with the financialization of manufacturing, is slowing hiring in the manufacturing sector and will start displacing workers in other sectors as well. I believe there is an even more sinister element at work that could mark an ongoing hiring decline, not only in manufacturing, but medical and office industries too...EFFICIENCY! [More]

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