automation News for September 08 2017

Universal Basic Income & The Automation of Jobs

Filmed on 10/26/16 as part of Meeting of the Minds 2016. More information at http://cityminded.org/events/motm2016. — Universal Basic Income (the UBI) is …

Act-On Automation Software

A marketing automation platform lets you track how a potential buyer interacts with your brand. These digital clues give you unparalleled insight into your prospect’s readiness to buy, and allow you to deliver personalized and timely marketing messages that nurture your prospects and accelerate a buyer’s decision-making process. Marketing automation gives you data to make each communication personal and deployment tools to reach prospects in every major channel at every stage of the customer journey. Marketing automation’s comprehensive capabilities allow marketing and sales teams to convert leads faster and at higher rates. According to Forrester Research, Marketers who implement marketing automation see a 10% increase in their contribution to the sales pipeline over marketers who don’t use automation.
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Search Knowledgebase

If you enter the search term ‘activate’, the Knowledgebase searches for ‘activation’, ‘activations’, ‘activated’ and ‘activates’ in addition to ‘activate. To require words: Type the plus symbol before the words that must be in the search results. To exclude words: Type the minus symbol before words you don’t want in the search results. To search with a wildcard: Type an asterisk after the initial letters of a word to search for all words or terms that begin with those letters. To search using synonyms: Type a tilde before a word to search for answers containing that word as well as synonyms for the word.
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Products For Automation

Products for Automation is the online store associated with Major Electronix Corp. We primarily specialize in the supply and distribution of industrial automation components. Our online selection features over 6000 products ideal for the industrial and automation sectors, including a few discontinued or hard to find items. Products such as DIN 43650 solenoid valve connectors, liquid tight cable glands, industrial Ethernet switches, molded cable cordsets, and industrial connectors are among our largest product lines. Products for Automation also features an extensive library of articles to fill you in on our newest products, or to give you an in-depth view of our existing product line. Our products include accurate descriptions, with specifications listed to help you make sure that product meets the requirements of your application.
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but the hollowing out of the middle class

Throughout modern history there has been a recurrent fear that jobs will be destroyed by technology. The age of robots will lead to more jobs. Robots will create more jobs, but what if these jobs are less good and less well paid than the jobs that automation kills off? Perhaps the weak wage growth of recent years is telling us something, namely that technology is hollowing out the middle class and creating a bifurcated economy in which a small number of very rich people employ armies of poor people to cater for their every whim. This is certainly a much more likely threat than mass job destruction. Growth was strong during this period, but the job creation tended to be either at the top end of the pay scale or at the bottom end, while employment opportunities in traditional middle-class sectors of the economy declined. Robots are likely to result in a further hollowing out of middle-class jobs, and the reason is something known as Moravec’s paradox. He considers two scenarios for a stylised economy with three jobs: a high-income innovator, a middle-income manufacturer and a low-income animal tender. The machine is more productive than the animal tender and so the innovator uses his extra income to buy manufactured goods. Again, the innovator has more disposable income and uses it to purchase animal tending services. The middle-income manufacturer now has to make a living as a more lowly paid animal tender. In the modern economy, the jobs that are prized tend to be the ones that involve skills such as logic. “It follows,” says Joshi, “That the jobs that AI can easily replicate and replace are those that require recently evolved skills like logic and algebra. They tend to be middle-income jobs. Conversely, the jobs that AI cannot easily replicate are those that rely on the deeply evolved skills like mobility and perception. They tend to be lower-income jobs. Hence, the current wave of technological progress is following scenario 2. AI is hollowing out middle-income jobs and creating lots of lower-income jobs.” In both Britain and the US, economists have been trying to explain why it has been possible for jobs to be created without wage inflation picking up. Employment in total might be going up, but with higher-paid jobs being replaced by lower-paid jobs.
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The Automation Advantage

Technological change has long been a source of anxiety for workers. Today, improvements in communication technology, robotics, and machine intelligence are rekindling age-old concerns that technology will soon force millions of people out of work. Automation is, at its core, an opportunity to harness the power of machines to improve human lives. If we get it right, automation could significantly boost Australia’s productivity and national income – potentially adding up to 2.2 trillion Australian dollars in value to our economy by 2030.
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Kalmarglobal

Automating your terminal processes brings a wide range of benefits, primarily in terms of overall cost reduction and more efficient utilisation of your equipment fleet. As a global leader in this field, we provide a wide range of solutions, including SmartPort process solutions and equipment to realize automated terminals. Our product and concept development focuses on seamless integration of fully automated terminal operations that cut your costs and improve safety and efficiency at your terminal.
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