Unemployment and Automation


by Alexei Andreev Mar 28 2015 updated Mar 30 2015


I'm going to research and explore the topic of unemployment and automation. Questions to be answered:

On this page I'll list resources I will use for research, and various tidbits of information I might find relevant. Most of the research will be presented via wiki pages.


The Robots, AI, and Unemployment Anti-FAQ (by [Eliezer Yudkowsky][2])
Crossposted: http://zanaduu3.appspot.com/pages/3b
    http://www.gwern.net/Mistakes (by Gwern)



Curtis SerVaas

"Humans Need Not Apply" is a good youtube video on this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Pq-S557XQU

I'd like to see this discussed industry 1. by industry, 2. by technology/science.

(Technology: Computer vision) could impact (Industries: automated farming, automated transportation, etc).

(Industry: Retail/Fast-Food) could be impacted by (Technologies: Using ipads) resulting in (X number of jobs being replaced). The cost of a worker is Y, the cost of an ipad is Z. Consumer polls should L% of consumers thought ipads at fast-food restaurants were creepy.

Honestly, I don't understand why there are still people at the register at fast-food restaurants (as opposed to i-pads). In some restaurants, this is already the case. Is it just a matter of time? If so, why hasn't it happened yet?