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Alexander Montoya
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Warehouse Automation

I stumbled across this YouTube video on Toyota’s automated Forklifts and Pallet Jacks. I stopped working in warehouses in 2017 so I thought this was interesting on how quickly warehouse operations are changing. 🤖

Seems like companies are trying to eliminate the human element. A society ran by automation leaves me wondering what will be left for us to do? 🤔

What are your thoughts on Toyota’s automated lifts?

https://youtu.be/OCiGlyfhaf8?si=uvNk9rCqhyj8orqj

#warehouse #automation

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Alexander Montoya
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Automated Ports

Here’s a glimpse of a Los Angeles/Long Beach automated port where I haul loads out of. There are two fully automated ports and I can say the transaction is really smooth as compared to ports with longshoremen workers. I was able to speak with a longshoremen about the automation, and he said they are not entirely fully automated. He said there are at least 8 operators controlling the automation and there are times when the automation malfunctions and the longshoremen have to step in and correct the issues. The automated ports will most likely not replace all jobs, because new jobs will be created when the machines need to be controlled or repaired. Any jobs that are replaced, the union and the ports have agreed to compensate the longshoremen until they retire. 🚢

If you are interested in obtaining a CDL and you live near a port, I highly recommend getting your (TWIC) card and find a carrier that hauls out of the ports. Port drivers make 6 figures, the work schedule is Monday-Friday, 10-12 hour shifts, home every night, no touch freight, and depending on your carrier all work is local. It’s the easiest money I’ve made as a blue collar worker. If you have any questions about getting a CDL or port work, feel free to ask away. 🚛

https://youtu.be/HkauiGYT6YY?si=pSTAJBJzMgn5RTyO

#jobcase #truckdriver #trucker #cdl #bluecollar #hiringnews #motivation #ports #automation #ai #losangeles

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Nathaniel Johnson
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Hey guys my name is Nathaniel Johnson. I am a #marketingautomation professional with over 18 years of #digitalmarketing experience and over a decade of #marketing #automation experience. I am skilled in Marketo, Hubspot and Salesforce as well as other CRMs and CSM platforms with a strong background in developing, strategy and marketing technology. You can view my portfolio at http://thatdigitalstrategist.com/portfolio

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Jennifer Young
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In response to workplace injuries, Amazon is introducing robots Ernie and Bert to help reduce injury incidences.
What do you think? #amazon #aboutmyjob #automation #safety

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Liza Mears
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Look at it this way... Robots will replace us as workers. The reason for this is.. you don't have to pay them, they do not call out, run late or get ill. And this is what the corporations are looking at. Money, money, money.

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David McGrade
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No does Amazon have any jobs that a person can work from home

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Jennifer Young
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Looks like #Krogers is going to start using drones in #Ohio to deliver groceries starting this week. What do you think?

#watercooler #automation #aboutmyjob

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This is just another chance at someone or a company like kroger to one up or be ahead in the race for I.T. superiority let it run its course and they will find out like many others it more than likely will not work there are too many obsticles that are realtime and it can really get expensive if the delivery percentage is at only at 75 or 80 percent but king soopers might have groceries scattered from sheridan to golden but could be amusingly funny.Crash course with a hungry eagle or maybe the neighbor kids bb gun lol.

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Beverly Clements
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I feel like this God made you now who do you trust man made or Jesus if you Itrust Jesus he will not let you fall I ask to my high power stop living in fear and trust God Amen

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Gilberto Conley
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Hello everyone, What do you all think about Elon Musk saying Artificial intelligence displacing 75 million jobs by 2022? Share your thoughts please.

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Colin McKillop
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How will technology transform the industrial workforce by 2025?

A significant workforce transformation is under way as manufacturing experiences a wave of technological advancement: the rise of new digital industrial technologies collectively known as Industry 4.0.

The advances in technology that underlie Industry 4.0 will reshape the business and economic landscapes over the next 10 to 15 years.

Here are ten important areas where Industry 4.0 will transform the workforce in the coming years:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbestechcouncil/2019/11/01/how-learning-from-past-industrial-revolutions-creates-an-optimistic-view-of-industry-4-0/#5395b0394f14

https://www.bcg.com/industries/engineered-products-infrastructure/man-machine-industry-4.0.aspx

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Patrick Coppedge
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Artificial Intelligence Changes Employment

We have been hearing a lot about Artificial Intelligence over the past several years. Some experts predict that AI will eliminate half of all jobs that require humans. Yet, others say that we have nothing to fear, because AI may rid many jobs, but it will also create new employment opportunities.

According to a new Brookings Institution report, robots aren’t replacing everyone, but a quarter of U.S. jobs will be severely disrupted as artificial intelligence accelerates the automation of existing work. According to the report, roughly 36 million Americans hold jobs with “high exposure” to automation, meaning at least 70 percent of their tasks could soon be performed by machines using current technology.

Jobs Most Likely Affected By AI

Among those most likely to be affected are cashiers, cooks, food servers and others in food services; short-haul truck drivers; and clerical office workers. Also affected are those employed in the hospitality industry (hotel), warehouse and industrial jobs.

There is a common feature shared by the jobs most likely to be automated: they perform A-to-B functional tasks. Given a specific input, they will produce a specific output. Entering payables into a system can be predicted and automated, as can employee scheduling or ringing up items in a store.

Even driving a trailer across the country is just a long decision tree based on a map given to the automated vehicle ahead of time. This is the strength of artificial intelligence and automation in general. It eliminates the need for human beings to perform routine, predictable tasks. This also gives us a very big signal as to which jobs are most resistant to automation going forward.

How AI Can Bring Job Opportunities

The artificial intelligence market is expected to be worth $59.75 billion by 2025. If fulfilled, this prediction means ample growth for the market which was valued at less than $1.38 billion in 2016.

Growth in the AI market has positive implications for the technology industry as a whole, heralding an era of job creation and an influx into the global economy.

Much has been made of the impact AI will have on the economy. In particular, many have predicted that AI will lead to the elimination of hundreds of thousands of jobs. But while automation and efficiency achieved through AI will surely lead to changes in the kind of jobs available to the public, this technology is actually predicted to inspire job growth.

Tech companies are already creating jobs As the numbers of machines and AI devices increases, the need for people to operate and maintain this technology will also increase.

Look at Uber as an example. Uber began as a ride-hailing service, offering thousands of job opportunities to drivers in countries around the globe. When Uber launched its driverless-car program, many feared the program would lead to independent drivers being phased about. While ultimately the need for drivers could be eliminated, this is still a long way off.

Meanwhile, Uber’s driverless car program has actually created thousands more jobs. Certainly Uber has hired coders and other tech experts to build it’s AI-backed programming, but the company has also hired vehicle operators, many of whom have little tech knowledge, to man it’s driverless cars during the testing phase.

This is just one example of how AI is actually creating jobs. Ultimately for decades to come, humans will be needed to run AI, from development and testing, to support, maintenance, and programming.

The days when AI machines will be able to run on their own are a long way off.

AI Will Create More Than It Destroys

While there are other examples like Uber, AI job creation is being studied on a broader level to determine the actual impact it will have and is having on the economy. From this research, experts are predicting that out of all the new jobs created by AI, two thirds will be for people and only one third will be filled by machines.

A new report from PwC echoes the belief that AI will not destroy more jobs than it creates. Researchers at the firm analysed 200,000 jobs in 29 countries to discover the economic benefits and potential challenges posed by automation. Overall, the report found that while 7 million existing jobs are projected to be displaced, an estimated 7.2 million are projected to be created, leading to approximate job growth of 200,000.

The New Workforce

The field of AI is still in its infancy, meaning there are still few individuals with the necessary education and knowledge to adequately fulfill jobs in this industry. Estimates about the number of qualified individuals in the field vary.

Technology solutions provider Element AI put the total global population of AI talent at 22,000. But according to the company’s report, only 14% of these individuals are actually looking for work at a given time.

Conversely, Tencent, a Chinese multinational investment holding conglomerate, estimates the number of qualified candidates is between 200,000 and 300,000 people globally.

True, while AI will lead to the elimination of some jobs, it will also see the creation of thousands of jobs in sectors not yet conceived.

In order to ensure this growth has a positive impact on the economy, people must make sure they’re prepared for the jobs of the future. Most jobs will change somewhat as machines take over routine tasks, but a majority of U.S. workers will be able to adapt to that shift without being displaced.

Final Thoughts

With the increased use of artificial intelligence in all facets of life, the future can feel bewildering. With a proper understanding of where we’re heading, anyone who feels threatened by the coming change can adequately prepare themselves to make the necessary jump to a more secure position when the time comes and those already primed to take advantage of the growth of artificial intelligence can take full advantage of it once it arrives—and it will arrive, that much is certain.

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Patrick Coppedge
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Skills Desired By Employers in 2020 and Beyond

It seems inevitable: Technology is going to replace jobs, or more precisely, the people holding those jobs. Few industries, if any, will be untouched.

One survey revealed that "39% of jobs in the legal sector could be automated in the next 10 years. Separate research has concluded that accountants have a 95% chance of losing their jobs to automation in the future."

And for those in manufacturing or production companies, the future may arrive even sooner. That same report mentioned the advent of "robotic bricklayers." Machine learning algorithms are also predicted to replace people responsible for "optical part sorting, automated quality control, failure detection, and improved productivity and efficiency." Quite simply, machines are better at the job: The National Institute of Standards predicts that "machine learning can improve production capacity by up to 20%" and reduce raw materials waste by 4%.

In a world increasingly dominated by robots, artificial intelligence, and virtual reality, having a firm grasp of what employers will be looking for is smart. Interestingly, many of the skill sets listed are not yet considered important by employers. They may not be on their radar now-but they will be.

Top 10 Skills Desired By Employers By 2020

10) Cognitive Flexibility

This involves logical reasoning, creativity and problem sensitivity. It will mean the way you communicate to different people and your ability to adapt accordingly. You need to think critically about who you're communicating with, rather than say the same thing to everyone, and that's what employers will be looking for. This requires that you're able to listen deeply and be able to taylor your communication to the individual.

9) Negotiation Skills

This will be in especially high demand in math and computer related jobs, such as software development and data analysis. It will also be critical in the arts and design which will include commercial and industrial designers.

8) Service Orientation

Defined as actively seeking ways to help others. How much do you assist those on your team, your superiors, and people across your industry? How much are you known for that?

7) Judgment and Decision-Making

As more and more data is collected by organizations, there will be a greater need for employees who are able to not only analyze it, but also use it to make intelligent decisions. This also involves knowing how to get valuable input from colleagues or making a strong suggestion to a manager, despite it being an unpopular decision for your appearance. All of this would require an employee with good judgement in his/her decision making abilities.

6) Emotional Intelligence

Despite the abilities of robotics being able to do a lot, the ability to read people the way other humans can, is still lacking (at least for the time being). Those who are aware of others' reactions and feelings as well as their own impact on others, will be who employers will place a strong emphasis on hiring.

5) Coordinating With Other People

This is another social skill (notice a trend forming) that will be highly sought by employers. It involves collaborating, sensitivity to the needs of others and the ability to adjust oneself accordingly in relation to others.

4) People Management

The ability to motivate people, pick the best people for the job, and develop skills and talents of employees are what is included here. This will be especially in demand for media and energy industry managers.

3) Creativity

As the world is continued to be bombarded by new technologies, employers increasingly want creative people who are able to apply that tech to new services and products.

2) Critical Thinking

With the increase of automation, rises the increase for humans who are able to employ reason and logic. This is, in part, because machines must be directed ethically and optimally. Critical minded people who can evaluate the use or abuses of technologies power to benefit an organization, the people of that organization and the future are what's in great demand by employers.

1) Complex Problem-Solving

On the top of the list of future skills most in demand by employers. Technology can either make life easier or more complicated. For example, you could use wearables to help map the walking patterns of pedestrians at major city intersections to increase better city planning. But without a human being analyzing those results while also getting valuable input from pedestrians through conversations, you will likely end up with inaccurate data that could lead to dangerous results.

A Harvard Business report shows that 36% of all jobs across all industries will require complex problem-solving abilities as a core skill by 2020.

Final Thoughts

Take a look at this list in aggregate, and it's clear that if you want to prepare for 2020 and beyond, you should develop your social skills. Substantially.

This is backed up by David J. Deming, research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. The title of his paper isn't even subtle: The Growing Importance of Social Skills in the Labor Market. He argues that strong social skills will only increase in importance as robots and automation take more jobs.

And take heart.

Automation will require people who are able to service and maintain this technology, therefore new jobs will open up.

Far from robots taking over the world, their rise seems to mean that it is the very things that make you human, your willingness to cover for a coworker whose parent is sick; your desire to help two radically different teammates work together; your heartfelt appreciation of a manager who had our backs, that will make you the most valuable.

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Gregory Shelton
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I've been applying for the last 8 months. Companies are now using job interview scheduling software (which sometimes goes straight to my spam) in response to their resume parsing systems. Most of these companies are easy to spot -- they ask you to bring your resume (which they have never seen), and hand you a one page application. I spent a long time traveling to one of these interviews, and the interviewer told me he just wanted to see what I looked like, and shook my hand goodbye.

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