SOURCE: The Baffler
The Automation Myth (Review Essay)
by Clinton Williamson
Neither utopian nor cataclysmic predictions about the effects of automation made in the 20th century have come exactly to pass; technology has changed, but not replaced, work. Several new books try to connect the past and future of work.
SOURCE: New York Times
Why Trump Still Has Millions of Americans in His Grip
Columnist Thomas Edsall surveys recent research about the past and future economic impact of automation and artificial intelligence and concludes that Democratic elites have a short time left to get ahead of cataclysmic changes in employment or else the Trump phenomenon will only be a preview of political rage.
Robots Don't Catch the Coronavirus
by Alan Singer
Companies have used federal funding in previous crises for selfish, rather than public, ends. In the COVID-19 crisis some are using bailout funds to make jobs permanently disappear.
SOURCE: Orange County Register
CSUF Professor’s New Book on the History of Robots in America Resonates in Coronavirus Era
Dylan Abnet's “The American Robot” explores how robots and their like—automatons, androids, artificial intelligence and cyborgs—are tied to questions about modern culture.
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