Author Topic: Debbie says: Past and present computerization & robotics have already decimated  (Read 2205 times)

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Company is also rapidly deploying its ‘FAST Unloader’ machine

Walmart Cuts Some Overnight Shifts in Latest Streamlining Move - Bloomberg
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-03-01/walmart-cuts-some-overnight-shifts-in-latest-streamlining-move

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Cause, meet effect.

Walmart is doubling down on robot janitors. Here's why - CNN
https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/09/business/walmart-robots-retail-jobs/index.html

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Just back from Korea, saw a few of these robots on the roads.


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2 robot flagmen would cut some buck$ from a contractor's payroll.  Seem pretty simple, by modern-day sensor standards.  I expect we'll see some here soon.

Amazon acquires autonomous warehouse robotics startup Canvas Technology | TechCrunch
https://techcrunch.com/2019/04/10/amazon-acquires-autonomous-warehouse-robotics-startup-canvas-technology/

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>Past and present computerization

Check this out:

The massive FBI's fingerprint files, 1944
https://rarehistoricalphotos.com/fbi-fingerprint-files-facility-1944/

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Whoa!

My first instinct was "That's fake." But no, it's a real photo. So I see how they had prints filed by name... but clearly they could not match a print without a name to start with.

Also... I look at the sheer number of people involved in that effort. All wearing nice, professional clothes. Damn computers!

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Creeping in.  You'll hardly notice the job decimation.

Robots are working retail jobs at Walmart now
https://bgr.com/2019/08/29/walmart-robots-in-stores-growing-presence/

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“The overall trend we’re seeing is that automating certain tasks gives associates more time to do work they find fulfilling and to interact with our customers,” CEO Doug McMillon said last year.

hahahahahah

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More time with their families too.