We welcome our robot overlords (but some don't)

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  • July 18, 2014
  • StopPress Team
We welcome our robot overlords (but some don't)

The robots are here. And they're increasingly doing the jobs of humans. Recently, there's been a bit of chat over AP's decision to get computers to write some business stories and writing in Wired last year Kevin Kelly surmised that "before the end of this century, 70 percent of today’s occupations will likewise be replaced by automation", just as they were over the industrial revolution. Jono and Ben took this idea and ran with it for a recent skit that shows expendable labour getting their own back on technology. And with some studies showing TV is still very strong and others showing 'screen-stacking' is increasingly prevalent, there's a rather self-aware scene at the end. 

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