Tech industry producing pro-automation propoganda ?

Discussion in 'Computer Science & Culture' started by RainbowSingularity, Mar 19, 2018.

  1. RainbowSingularity Registered Senior Member

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    http://www.bbc.com/capital/story/20180316-why-a-robot-wont-steal-your-job-yet


    http://bigthink.com/paul-ratner/a-n...us-workers-to-be-replaced-with-robots-by-2030

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  3. billvon Valued Senior Member

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    Your title doesn't match the content of your post. What were you trying to say here?
     
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  5. iceaura Valued Senior Member

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    The linked article reads as if the copyediting and proofreading has been automated already.

    Among the dozens of infelicities, mistakes in grammar etc, and factual errors one would expect editing to catch in this one short article, this one is my favorite (because it's bolded in the original, and basic to the article):
    And that illustrates a downplayed feature of the tech revolution: very often it rides on the willingness of people to accept a different output from the machine than from the person. The job is changed to make automation possible - including lower standards or less flexibility in performance, sometimes. The lives are changed so that the jobs that cannot be automated easily are eliminated, even - their product no longer available.

    And so (for convenient example) we accept written prose that is a confusion, much less informative and useful than it would be if written and edited to artisanal standards.

    It's often worth it - we don't need routine artisanal ditch digging, we'd rather adjust our ditch needs to what a backhoe can handle - but let's do it with our eyes open.
     
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  7. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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  8. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    Those out-of-work people are going to cause a heck of a population explosion.
     
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