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Question by Blue: What is the government plan when all jobs are taken over by robots? What will the humans do?
Well people say US is a service country now. A factory could be ran by robots. Almost any job can be replaced with robots. I am a programmer, studying Artificial intelligence and Stuff. Working on a website which will one day run it self. If someone abuse reports, the system decides. This site when done can be ran by just one person,Me, updating and adding more code. What will the government do when the US gets to a point where all jobs are done by robots? What will the humans do?
Answer by Jim Em
Well, it does seem we’ll need to figure out a way to keep the people in money and happy. Otherwise the robots will be killed off to save the country.
Sounds like Science Fiction? Not really.
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Tech companies promised to hire graduates of a new San Francisco job training program in exchange for tax breaks. The question is, how do you break into the same tech world that cast you out — or wouldn't normally welcome you in the first place.
Last Thursday, about 175 people filled Zynga’s downstairs basement, sipping free wine and beer, listening to a DJ spin house music, playing video games, and schmoozing. The party, called “Nerd Underground,” was the first of a series of monthly networking events to be held at big tech companies around San Francisco.
The guest list had filled up quickly, and people who didn't RSVP were being turned away at the door. About 50 employers and recruiters showed up from tech companies in and around the city — not quite A-listers like Twitter, Google, or Facebook, but solid companies such as Practice Fusion, Say Media, CBS Interactive, and OneWorld Communications. People were getting leads, or at least it felt that way: A creative director at Zynga, for example, showed me a nicely designed business card she had just received from a designer. She is hiring, and she plans to follow up.
The attendees of the event weren't your standard twentysomethings. Many were older, in their forties and up — ancient to youth-obsessed start-ups and tech companies accustomed to hiring straight from top universities. Some had been out of work for years, having held senior tech jobs in the past. Other attendees were much younger, coming to Zynga's vast, whimsically decorated headquarters from some of the city's most impoverished neighborhoods.
The crowd came from TechSF, the city's new technology job training and placement program. In April, when they graduate, they hope to rejoin the same tech and start-up community that either cast them out or never welcomed them in the first place.
But breaking into the tight-knit group of mostly white, college-educated men, most of whom have preexisting social ties, isn't just a matter of learning how to program or write a résumé. It's a much harder problem than that — and one that Silicon Valley doesn't seem keen to solve on its own.
“It has been four years of frustration. This is the first time that I can say, 'OK, I am moving forward,'” says Linda Roberson, who worked for years in urban design but has been unemployed since she graduated from a masters program at the University of California Berkeley in 2008. “I know the engineering world, what my résumé needs to look like, how to get a job. I don't have that in the tech world.” Her challenge is a common one: to “translate what I have done into what I can do.”
At this point she says she'd be happy to have an internship, as long as she would be doing real work, and not just answering to a “young person on a power trip.”
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee has heralded TechSF as the “cornerstone of [San Francisco's] economic strategies.” He has promised that the program, funded largely by a $ 5 million federal grant, will place 2,500 longtime unemployed and underemployed San Franciscans in tech jobs over the next five years. The program is focused on two disparate groups: inner-city youth, aged 18 to 24, and longtime unemployed workers aged 40 to 60.
Currently there are 125 enrollees, representing every zip code in the city: The program is 58 percent male, but more than half of enrollees are members of a minority group. The program is still in its infancy. The first class doesn't graduate until April, so there are no hard numbers on job placement.
In exchange for the so-called Twitter tax breaks, five big tech companies — Twitter, Yammer, ZenDesk, One Kings Lane, 21Tech, and Zoosk — promised to hire local San Franciscans and participate in “at least one event” with TechSF, by giving a lecture at a training event, attending a networking event, or speaking on a career panel. Several companies have explicitly agreed to hire TechSF interns too.
The real challenge for TechSF students isn't learning how to program in Ruby or use SalesForce software — though the program offers referrals for a wide variety of technical training courses. It's gaining social capital — learning all the intangible skills required to navigate the cultural world of tech, which is less hierarchical, predictable, and formal than many other industries. It's knowing when to challenge your boss or how to make a presentation; it's knowing the nuances of networking, how to work in a project team, spearhead new projects, and how to physically hold yourself in an interview — even what to wear and how to talk.
According to a 2011 Silicon Valley Workforce Investment Board survey of over 250 tech companies, when asked whether they would prefer a candidate with better technical skills or one who is “more adaptable, able to learn quickly, and ready to take on new tasks” — a description most closely describing a recent college grad — employers preferred the latter.
“The cultural fit is equally important as the skill set. It is not just getting hip on technology, but letting people know about the cultural changes. That is the kind of feedback we plan on giving to TechSF,” a Zendesk spokesperson told BuzzFeed. “There is a different way of communicating. It is just a more casual culture, desk collaboration is the new style of working, and people don't interview in suits.”
San Francisco is known as a high-tech city, but particularly in the low-income neighborhoods where computers and high-speed internet connections are scarce and many parents are immigrants, there isn't the same pervasive online culture. “The digital divide has gotten worse because tech is that much more pervasive. Our young people aren't programmed to do online searches or banking — all the little things people take for granted,” says Villy Wang of the Bayview Hunter's Point Center for Arts & Technology (BAYCAT), a job training and placement program for inner-city kids. “A lot of people think the hardware is the solution, but it's whether they grow up with a tech culture.”
“It is an important quality knowing how to speak and when to speak. How do you learn to do that? It is having initiative to teach yourself and come up with solutions, having the ability to receive and give criticism, and having a sense of confidence,” says Wang. “But they are thrown into a community where they are constantly reminded of other kinds of vocabulary and other systems that don't empower them to feel that way.”
The city has partnered with organizations including BAYCAT and the Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC) a non-profit tech training and placement programs aimed at adults.
BAVC and BAYCAT double as production companies, which means students get actual job experience before going out on their own. “When I saw that BAVC has direct connections with so many firms, I took it seriously,” says TechSF student Roberson.
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It doesn’t star Ashton Kutcher, and it isn’t written by Aaron Sorkin, but it might be more interesting than both: it’s the Japanese manga adaptation of Steve Jobs’ life. You could be forgiven for thinking that the juice has been squeezed out of this particular story, following 2011′s official biography by Walter Isaacson and a brace of upcoming movies — but if ever there were a medium that can put a new spin on an old tale, a manga series would be it. Today’s publication of Mari Yamazaki’s Steve Jobs, then, is a somewhat notable event. The first volume is now available in the May 2013 issue of girls’ comic anthology Kiss, oddly enough, and it’s quite unlike anything I’ve read before.
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Apple’s late co-founder and tech luminary Steve Jobs will be the topic of a forthcoming manga comic book illustrated by Japanese artist Mari Yamazaki. The multi-part comic arc is set to run in Kiss journal, published by Kodansha– the exact same business that launched a localized variation of Walter Isaacson’s Steve Jobs bio. Yamazaki’s manga, also stated to be officially accredited, will reportedly take inspiration from Isaacson’s book. Evaluating by a sample image shared by the artist, she’s managed to show Jobs quite accurately– down to his popular black turtleneck clothing. Yamazaki is best understood for another manga, Thermae Romae, which has actually gained various awards and is published under Yen Press in North America.
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Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak hasn’t been mincing words with the new JOBS biopic, which debuted at Sundance Film Celebration last night. We connected to Woz with descriptions of vital scenes we saw and some quotes from his character (played by Josh Gad) to see if he had various other ideas. We’ve heard from others that Woz did not have any contribution to the Kutcher-helmed film, however that isn’t the entire tale.
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When the late Steve Jobs acquired a brand-new business, he didn’t mess around. That’s according to Aubrey Johnson, a former lead designer on the Costs Nguyen-led app Color, who has actually detailed how Jobs wound up getting an additional Nguyen venture, songs streaming service Lala, back in 2009. In spite of some battles, Lala had a huge selling point: for a lot of tracks, it ranked at the top of Google’s search outcomes. This lead to interest from both Nokia and Google, however their offers obviously just weren’t near enough. Enter Apple. As Johnson recounts it, Nguyen contacted Apple and managed to arrange a conference with Jobs, Tim Cook, Eddy Cue, and various other execs– the conversation didn’t last long:
Steve led the chat while consuming a beet salad: “I’m …
When the late Steve Jobs acquired a new company, he didn’t mess around. That’s according to Aubrey Johnson, a former lead designer on the Bill Nguyen-led app Color, who has detailed how Jobs ended up acquiring another Nguyen enterprise, music streaming service Lala, back in 2009. Despite some struggles, Lala had a huge selling point: for most songs, it ranked at the top of Google’s search results. This lead to interest from both Nokia and Google, but their offers apparently weren’t near enough. Enter Apple. As Johnson recounts it, Nguyen contacted Apple and managed to arrange a meeting with Jobs, Tim Cook, Eddy Cue, and other executives — the conversation didn’t last long:
Steve led the conversation while eating a beet salad: “I’m…
Jimmy Iovine, CEO of Beats Audio, formally announced his new Project Daisy streaming music service today and gave an interview with All Things D. In it, he talked about his relationship with Apple over the years — while at Interscope, Iovine worked with Steve Jobs during 2002 and 2003, saying that “we were really close. We did some great marketing stuff together.” However, Iovine quickly began to realize that music was going to move toward streaming and tried his best to bring Jobs along. “I was always trying to push Steve into subscription. And he wasn’t keen on it right away,” Iovine said. “[Beats co-founder] Luke Wood and I spent about three years trying to talk him into it.” Obviously, that still hasn’t happened, despite recent…
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Robotics are expected to be commonplace in every industry. If that happens what jobs will humans do?
Question by aussie, not me!: Robotics are expected to be commonplace in every industry. If that happens what jobs will humans do?
If robots are expected to be in every industry in the upcoming decades, what will be left for humans to do? Government jobs?
“Hello, welcome to Mcdonalds. I am Robotron 9000, what may I get for you today?”
Answer by puckheaded
Can “Robotron 9000″ spit in my food? If not I am all for it.
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“So glad of this as they I cannot be, / Who are surprised withal; but my rejoicing / At nothing can be more. I’ll to my book, / For yet ere supper-time must I perform / Much business appertaining.”
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