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    Automation and the work of tomorrow

    So as a tangent from the AI thread... Where I think I already posted the burger making robot which has the potential to end run burger flippers and make this whole min wage argument very shaky..

    Here we have the bricklaying robot..

    Human Vs. Robot: Bricklaying Robot Can Place 1,000 Bricks an Hour - Singularity HUB

    Can build a house in 2 days.. Does that mean cheaper houses ??

    But what work will be left ?? Robot service techs ??

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    How many new buildings are actually being built with bricks ? Not many I wouldn't have thought and for small, say house size buildings, I'd imagine the set up time alone would rule it out.

    I get the gist though and can see the type of heavy industry I work in (aluminium), has tremendous scope for much more automation.
    Unfortunately though the aluminium and many other traditional, manual labour type jobs in industry, are either no longer happening, or on their way out - in the Western world.

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    It is amazing.
    Will it transfer into cheaper housing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TLandHim View Post
    It is amazing.
    Will it transfer into cheaper housing?
    Well already theres a lot of prefab and sectional design going into housing estate houses in the west.. Which lowers purchase price I guess..

    You have to assume this would have an effect..

    Personally I thought lots of homes were still brick (and block) construction in the west ??

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    Yes, it really is interesting and frightening at the same time. I am actually trying to implement some elements of AI into my own work using neural networks, basically moving towards websites that can "build" themselves based on user usage and similarities between the various entities.

    There goes the job of a junior web designer as well...

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    Quote Originally Posted by obes View Post
    How many new buildings are actually being built with bricks ? Not many I wouldn't have thought and for small, say house size buildings, I'd imagine the set up time alone would rule it out.
    In the UK.... most?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Waharoa View Post
    In the UK.... most?
    Commercial/industrial buildings ?

    I wouldn't have thought so and if it is the case, then why? Because of heritage concerns ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by obes View Post
    Commercial/industrial buildings ?

    I wouldn't have thought so and if it is the case, then why? Because of heritage concerns ?
    I was thinking more houses and small office blocks. All the houses and a new super market being built a few hundred yards away.... are all brick... maybe because they have to fit the style of housing/buildings around them?

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    I wouldn't think looking at the system that it would be viable for houses, unless you were building a new estate, simply because it looks like a lot of work for set up.

    But the whole face of work is changing/automating and I do wonder what work there will be for a lot of kids.................

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    Fucking Killer Robots on the loose......AI or human error?....

    Robot kills worker at Volkswagen plant in Germany | World news | The Guardian

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    I would love to have a robot replace me bar-tending......that involves answering all kinds of stupid questions as well.
    A blowjob is better than no job!!

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    ^ and drinking the Leos for you as well???.....555

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    Not so sure about that one nels, but I could stay all year in Ranong.
    A blowjob is better than no job!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nelsonone View Post
    Fucking Killer Robots on the loose......AI or human error?....

    Robot kills worker at Volkswagen plant in Germany | World news | The Guardian
    This is about 30 years early...

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