Topic archives: automation

The robot revolution might not be as close as you think

April 23, 2018 11

Robots, like automated cars, just aren’t that good at some things humans take for granted — like seeing things straight in front of them.

Stop worrying about automation: the real problem might be too few workers

September 20, 2017 17

Ignore the employment doomsayers -- chances are we're going to run out of workers before automation causes mass unemployment.

Human Services plans massive robo-debt expansion on pensioners

May 19, 2017 9

The Department of Human Services will continue with plans to expand the data it uses to chase people alleged to have been paid too much welfare.

New media monitoring service wants to cut Isentia’s lunch

New media monitoring service wants to cut Isentia’s lunch

March 17, 2017 1

Media monitoring just got automated.

Human Services attempts Brandisian language redefinition to explain debt notices

March 9, 2017 10

Centrelink has taken to some Brandis-level redefining of the English language to claim that debt notices are just "clarification" letters.

Robots and codeine

December 22, 2016 3

Crikey readers respond to yesterday's edition.

Rundle: the automation revolution begins, with jobs mercilessly crushed beneath robotic heels

December 21, 2016 25

Amazon now has a store with no shop assistants, and deliveries with no delivery drivers. It is the beginning of the end of low-skilled labour.

The frightening automation of Planet Manchester

May 25, 2011 8

We have always known that -- we, who think about such things, anyway -- but the implicit assumption has always been that automation would come to industry first.