Amazon paid a premium to snap up the upscale grocery chain, so we asked an economist to help us better understand the deal and what it means.
Rethinking work is crucial for industrialised and emerging economies, where job losses are being felt even in the presence of substantial, although diminishing, economic growth.
A universal basic income would enable people to embrace the gig economy and give them greater leverage in the jobs they choose.
Today, the U.S. is leading the robotics revolution. But without timely investment, China will overtake us, and could permanently put Americans out of work.
What do we need to learn today to work with the robots of tomorrow?
Robots writing stories? It's happening at a newsroom near you – and many journalists aren't thrilled.
How can you prepare for the coming AI revolution? Here's a handy survival guide.
With university graduates finding it harder to find jobs, questions have been raised about the merits of a typical tertiary qualification.
Elon Musk has suggested we merge with machines so we're not replaced by them. But that might only delay the inevitable.
The answer to job losses is not economic protectionism, but a strengthening of workers' rights.
The value of machine learning is not only that it is more accurate than humans. It is also cheaper and more consistent in its diagnoses.
From the discovery of gravitational waves, to the Pokémon Go phenomenon to the Census debacle, it's been a big year in science and technology.
Young Australian jobseekers are facing a difficult future due to the loss of many traditional entry-level positions to automation. A solution may lie in bold policy ideas.
Driverless cars are the future, right? Wait. While things would be simple if our roads were 100% driverless, getting there is anything but. And planning for roads shared by robots and humans is hard.
The claim: Robotics will lead to mass unemployment. The reality: Productivity will grow, but not idle or leisure time.
In a world where robots work better than humans, how will we cope? We need to rethink our jobs-based economy.
A scenario analysis of the construction industry in 2036 paints an interesting picture for workers.
Space tourists will need someone to show them around. This is just one of several jobs that currently don't exist but are expected to be a reality with in a decade.
Automation is likely to destroy many jobs, but create new ones in their stead. We must adapt to what those new jobs will be.
More tasks are being given over to automation, from autopilots in transport to medical diagnosis. But humans are a poor backup for automation, especially when the automation goes wrong.