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Our Tech Future: The Rich Own The Robots While The Poor Have 'job Mortgages'

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Hmm.

'He contrasted licensed nurse duties (a lengthy list of activities that involve empathy and problem solving) with bricklayer duties (laying bricks). Kaplan put up a slide to show what he sees as the future workplace. On the slide is something that looks like Pac-Man eating a lawyer, a driver and a doctor. Behind it, it has spit out “online reputation manager” and blogger.'

Where in fcksake do they find these people?

A lot of nursing - bar the grunt lugging -can be easily automated.

In fact, the sooner checking medicine is took out of Nurse's hands the better.

Have a flowchart to take the patient through questions and - bang - you pretty much their.

Just laying bricks!!!!

The level of intangible skills involved in any medium to large skill bricklaying project is very large.

And all this in a very difficult, hostile environment.

Next theyll be saying journalists are safe.

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The subheading :

'Artificial intelligence expert Jerry Kaplan says those whose jobs involve a narrow set of duties are most likely to see their work replaced by automation'

Is the most 'no sh*t sherlock' monent since I read 'Sun deemed factor in earth's climate'. These experts must have fearsome intellect.

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If it gets rid of a few more bankers I'm all for it.

The Royal Bank of Scotland is preparing to shed 550 jobs as part of a plan to replace staff who offer investment tips with so-called “robo-advisers”.

RBS, which is 73% owned by taxpayers, is shrinking its investment advice team by making the service available only to people with more than £250,000 to invest.

Some 220 jobs are expected to go in the division, with a further 200 to follow in its protection team, whose staff offer advice on products such as life insurance.

RBS is instead planning to launch a new automated system that will offer customers advice based on their responses to a series of questions.

The move is part of an effort to cut costs after the lender racked up its eighth successive annual loss in February, when it fell £2bn into the red.

http://www.theguardian.com/business/2016/mar/13/rbs-royal-bank-scotland-cut-550-jobs-automating-investment-advice

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“People should be able to learn new skills by borrowing against future earnings capacity,” he said.

Guess who will be lending the money - it wouldn't be the robot owners would it.

What was it that Carlin said.

Kaplan sounds like a banker robot.

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I'll stick with my "robots doing jobs that people can is pointless, stupid, and socially damaging, unless the jobs are too unpleasant and / or dangerous that people would rather not do them" line.

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It's going to be great!

Welcome to the Social Security system designed by IDS and administered by serco/capita/g4s/ATOS.

Would you like to rate how we did? 1- for bad 5 for good.

- It's so prescient and depressing you can only laugh.

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Of course, there will be a lot less requirement for proles generally once machines can make stuff to make the elites life better - so we'll need a good war or two (or just an ongoing state of war) to thin them down to a manageable level.

Wouldn't want to have large numbers of people with time on their hands and nothing to occupy them, they might get all sorts of ideas about wealth redistribution.

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Of course, there will be a lot less requirement for proles generally once machines can make stuff to make the elites life better - so we'll need a good war or two (or just an ongoing state of war) to thin them down to a manageable level.

Wouldn't want to have large numbers of people with time on their hands and nothing to occupy them, they might get all sorts of ideas about wealth redistribution.

Will the elites at least let us eat cake?

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