June 15, 2019

(Bonus) Among the Amazon Robots With Matt Simon


That Wired longread that I suggested yesterday, about Amazon’s warehouse robots really stuck with me for personal reasons you’ll hear in a second. I talked to the author of the piece, Matt Simon, not only cause I wanted more flavor on what it was like to work with these things, but because he also raises interesting ideas about human/robot symbiosis. In short, the robot apocalypse might still be coming, but not today. And for the foreseeable future, that might be the growth industry for humans: robot baby sitters. Please enjoy. Matt's article: INSIDE THE AMAZON WAREHOUSE WHERE HUMANS AND MACHINES BECOME ONE Sponsors: Vistaprint.com/ride Stamps.com, click on the Microphone at the TOP of the homepage and type in RIDE

Support Brian's work on the Techmeme Ride Home directly!

For just $5/month, you can subscribe to the ad-free Premium feed.

Full details at tech.supercast.tech

Thank you for your support of Brian and the Techmeme Ride Home!