Is automation an obstacle to productivity?

Is automation an obstacle to productivity?

From smart cars to robotic surgeons, automation is the blessing and the curse that promises to rid the world of mundaneness while also eliminating nearly every job currently tasked to humans. Yet such norm-shifting promises generate much hype, bringing attention to an...
Jarvis watch: From Facebook bots to AI butlers

Jarvis watch: From Facebook bots to AI butlers

Since its inception, the social web has been out to automate our interactions. Having built a digital repository of human behavior, institutions like Facebook can keep us willfully engaged by doing our social dirty work on our behalf (tagging photos, remembering...