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THE ROBO-REPORTER (3/1/15): Take The Turing Test – – Get LinkedIn With Layman!

March 2, 2015

Dear Robo-Witness, it is time!  It is time for you to ACCEPT The CHALLENGE of The “Turing Test”! Come CONNECT with us!  Please come CONNECT with DR. DALE LAYMAN and ROBOWATCH on LINKEDIN! Just go to, “Dr. Dale Layman, LinkedIn.”   Here, along with my Profile, you will view my latest PHOTO.  It is usually best to see that […]

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THE ROBO-REPORTER (2/22/15): “Help Wanted” – – Just Not HUMANS!

February 23, 2015

Two recent (2/10/15) articles put out by Yahoo! Finance provide an interesting follow-up to one of our own pieces, “Advanced Robots Nearing The ‘Point of Takeoff’,” (2/14/15). (1.) “Help wanted:  Humans need not apply,” was written by Bill McColl.   He was reacting to new research just presented by the Boston Consulting Group (BCG).  McColl noted […]

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THE ROBO-REPORTER (2/14/15): Advanced Robots Nearing The “Point of Takeoff” = Human Jobs Nearing The “Point of Take-Down”

February 14, 2015

“The use of advanced industrial robots is nearing the point of takeoff,” claims The Boston Consulting Group (Press Release, 2/10/15).  “Although industrial robots have been used in factories for decades, robots currently perform only around 10 percent of manufacturing tasks, on average.  By 2025, BCG [Boston Consulting Group] estimates, the portion of tasks performed by […]

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THE ROBO-REPORTER (2/8/15): Freelance U.S. Workers Complain, “We Are Not Robots!”

February 9, 2015

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL (1/28/15) had an article entitled, “On-Demand Workers:  ‘We Are Not Robots’” (L. Weber and R. Silverman). “‘We are going toward becoming a freelance nation,’” stated a venture-capitalist who  invests in many on-demand companies, such as Uber Technologies (taxi drivers) and a cleaning service called Handybook.  “‘The $40-an-hour manufacturing job is not […]

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THE ROBO-REPORTER (End of Jan., 2015): Is Putin A Russian “President of the Robots”?

February 1, 2015

Around Friday (1/23/15), THE TONIGHT SHOW with Jimmy Fallon (NBC TV) showed the same short video (two times) of Vladimir Putin (President of Russia).  Being a silly comedian, Jimmy Fallon poked fun at the sour look on Putin’s face, while he was sitting near a large glass window.  – – So, what was Putin looking at, through […]

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THE ROBO-REPORTER, 1/29/15: Billionaire says robots and software are “job-killing machines”

January 29, 2015

Today, Michelle Fox (CNBC) hosted a video interview with Jeff Greene, a billionaire real estate investor.  (Video, Billionaire:  U.S. faces job-killing machine.  Technology Killing Jobs.)  This interview followed some controversial comments regarding U.S. jobs and “equality of income,” made while he was returning from the World Economic Forum at Davos, Switzerland. To directly quote Mr. Greene, […]

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THE ROBO-REPORTER, 1/5/15: Hedge Fund “Robot Traders” Beat The Humans, Again!

January 6, 2015

“The hedge fund robots are winning again,” reports Lawrence Delevingne on CNBC (“Hedge fund robots are crushing their human rivals,” 1/5/15).  “That’s a key lesson from 2014, when computer algorithm-lead investing produced stellar returns, beating most gut-driven human managers and dramatically recovering most of their losses from 2011, 2012 and 2013.” An algorithm (pronounced as, […]

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THE ROBO-REPORTER, 12/15/14: Robots Growing Smarter, Making Workers Struggle; and Thanks to B. Ohlmann

January 3, 2015

A recent (Dec. 15, 2014) article by Claire Cain Miller @clairecm, appeared in THE NEW YORK TIMES.  Its title was, “As Robots Grow Smarter, American Workers Struggle to Keep Up.”  The content of this article strongly reinforces the dire concerns we have expressed about robots taking human jobs – – in the 2012 ROBOWATCH REPORT, […]

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THE ROBO-REPORTER, Year 2014, Thanks: D. Stefanich (GAMMON GROUP) and A. Layman

It is time to give Creative Thanks to the talents of Mr. Dan Stefanich, President/CEO of GAMMON GROUP – – – – “Creative, Marketing, Website Design.”  He and his company have helped put together an amazing, far-beyond-the-ordinary, new website for ROBOWATCH!  This new site goes WAY, WAY beyond our previous website, in both its […]

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THE ROBO-REPORTER, 12/8/14: Layman Warns State Dept. About A.I.

January 2, 2015

As a member of  THE CHICAGO COUNCIL ON GLOBAL AFFAIRS (President’s Circle),  I recently attended a Roundtable with The Honorable Bathsheba Crocker, Asst. Secretary, Bureau of International Organizations, United States Department of State.  Various international threats and problems were candidly discussed at this meeting. After the presentation, I raised my hand and declared that, “I have […]

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