Despite his fears artificial intelligence might one day overtake humanity, Stephen Hawking knew from his own life how profoundly AI could improve humans' daily lives.
Robots are coming for humans' jobs, but people should protect from automation the experiences that bring joy and happiness.
Why we're developing a soft robot inspired by an elephant's trunk.
There are more robots than ever in the operating room – but that's led to fewer opportunities for surgical trainees. Now, some new doctors are teaching themselves in secret.
Artificial intelligence and automation are bringing changes to higher education that will challenge, and may even threaten, traditional universities.
The rise of robots and new technology threatens to take over many jobs, but just how many is still up for debate.
As artificial intelligence technology becomes more capable, it threatens more types of jobs – like lawyers, bureaucrats and managers. What social upheaval will happen if those people can't find work?
A common theme from science fiction is a vision of a world where humans do less work and machines do more. Why have we not yet reached that point?
The Industrial Revolution led to centuries of social and economic upheaval. Are economists telling us not to worry about workplace automation because things will be better in a couple hundred years?
Bringing nature into the workplace can lead to a number of benefits, including reduced stress and increased creativity.
Rather than fret about how many jobs future technologies will destroy, we should focus on how to shape them so that they complement the workforce of tomorrow.
The history of the office illustrates not only how our work has changed but also how work's physical spaces respond to cultural, technological and social forces.
With life expectancy stalling and austerity partly to blame, the UK must rethink its approach to retirement.
Two experts assess the prime minister's claim and what the evidence says about the impact of a ban.
People will still be needed on factory floors, even as robots become more common. Future operators will have technical support and be super-strong, super-smart and constantly connected.
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.
In this episode we look at historical visions of the future and how accurate they were, the future of work, and what it's like to predict the future for a day job.
Business Briefing: why the future is workless.
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We need to embrace a future where machines do our jobs for us and the government gives us a basic income as a safety net, author Tim Dunlop says.
Flexible work is on the rise but research shows it often leads to people working longer hours than they would otherwise.
The Australian Industry Group (Ai Group) said that casual employment has not increased in Australia for the past 18 years. Is that right?