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The robot revolution might not be as close as you think

The robot revolution might not be as close as you think

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

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

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

Human Services plans massive robo-debt expansion on pensioners

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.

Human Services attempts Brandisian language redefinition to explain debt notices

Human Services attempts Brandisian language redefinition to explain debt notices

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

Robots and codeine

Robots and codeine

Crikey readers respond to yesterday's edition.

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

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

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

The frightening automation of Planet Manchester

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.