UHS physics student, Page G., describes the physics of a rocket launch using the ShowMe app.
The Technology Office at UHS often has conversations about surprising jobs or tasks that have already been automated.
– Driving (Google self-driving car – Anthony Levandowski is a UHS grad, class of 1998)
– Picking strawberries (Shibuya Seiki’s robot)
– Factory assembly work (RethinkRobotics’ Baxter)
And in case this list has given you the wrong impression that only mundane and/or menial tasks are susceptible to automation:
– Anesthesiology (J&J’s Sedasys)
What task or job that has been automated do you find most surprising? What do you think will be automated next? Please let us know in the comments below!
Excerpt from a Nicholas Carr talk that examines two old intellectually technologies that had a radical impact on the human mind: maps and mechanical clocks.
Exponential change in a range of fields – from biotechnology and robotics to nanotechnology and computer science – are continually on the verge of disruptive innovation.