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COMMENTARY: Robots don’t get sick. Will COVID-19 speed up workplace automation?

COMMENTARY: Robots don’t get sick. Will COVID-19 speed up workplace automation?

What is an essential worker? The COVID-19 pandemic has turned the very idea on its head. Retail salespeople, entertainers and baristas do not make the cut. Grocery clerks, warehouse stockers and delivery people do. Without these workers, the “rest of us” would starve and run out of toilet paper. Together with health-care workers and first responders, who have always been essential, they form the front line in the war against COVID-19. Not surprisingly, the value of these unsung heroes has increased. Grocery chains have given their cashiers raises. Amazon employees are demanding personal protective equipment. When companies fail to […]

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Wired in: the perks of home automation

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By The Staff Global Calgary with files from Tony Tighe Posted May 29, 2012 2:40 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+  Thanks to smartphones you can now do your banking, check your e-mail and shop at the click of a button. Now, some people are taking it one step further with home automation. Vivint is a company that specializes in using remote control software to help homeowners keep an eye on their houses. Those who are wired-in can watch both live and recorded […]

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