New Bedford Science Café, Tues., 4/2, 6–8 p.m. “Are Robots Stealing Our Jobs? What to be scared of, and what not.” The New Bedford Science Café is pleased to announce that our next guest will be robotics engineer Peter Haas, the Associate Director of the Humanity Centered Robotics Initiative, Brown University.
Greasy Luck Brewpub, 791 Purchase St., New Bedford. Open to everyone. Free, except for beer and food! (If possible, come early & place an order!)
Over the past few years, reports from the World Economic Forum and other groups have predicted that, due to rapid advances in artificial intelligence (AI), robotics and other modes of ‘smart automation,’ as many as 50% of all manufacturing jobs possibly will be handled by robots by the year 2025, in comparison to the current robotic workforce of 20-25%. True, false, or somewhere between? Peter, a global investigator of the social impact of AI and robots, has
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