The Robot Revolution and Jobs: “Humans Need Not Apply” (video)

Can a Robot Do Your Job?

It’s hard to grasp the scale of the robot revolution that is slowly eating away at the human workforce. A video by CGP Grey, a Youtube user who makes short explanatory videos, helps put things in perspective.

This 15-minute video explains automatization and how robots will replace most of our jobs:

Robot Credits:

Terex Port automation: http://www.terex.com/port-solutions/e…

Command | Cat MieStar System.: http://www.catminestarsystem.com/capa…

Bosch Automotive Technology: http://www.bosch-automotivetechnology…

Atlas Update: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SD6Ok…

Kiva Systems: http://www.kivasystems.com

PhantomX running Phoenix code: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAeQn…

iRobot, Do You: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=da-5U…

New pharmacy robot at QEHB: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Ql1Z…

Briggo Coffee Experience: http://vimeo.com/77993254

John Deere Autosteer ITEC Pro 2010. In use while cultivating: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAPfI…

The Duel: Timo Boll vs. KUKA Robot: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIIJM…

Baxter with the Power of Intera 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKR_p…

Baxter Research Robot SDK 1.0: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgQLz…

Baxter the Bartender: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AeTs9…

Online Cash Registers Touch-Screen EPOS System Demonstration: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yA22…

Self-Service Check in: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OafuI…

Robot to play Flappy Bird: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHkMa…

e-david from University of Konstanz, Germany: https://vimeo.com/68859229

Sedasys: http://www.sedasys.com/

Empty Car Convoy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPTIXl…

Clever robots for crops: http://www.crops-robots.eu/index.php?…

Autonomously folding a pile of 5 previously-unseen towels: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gy5g3…

LS3 Follow Tight: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNUeS…

Robotic Handling material: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pT3Xo…

Caterpillar automation project: http://www.catminestarsystem.com/arti…

Universal Robots has reinvented industrial robotics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQj-1…

Introducing WildCat: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wE3fm…

The Human Brain Project – Video Overview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JqMpG…

This Robot Is Changing How We Cure Diseases: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ra0e9…

Jeopardy! – Watson Game 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDA-7…

What Will You Do With Watson?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_cqB…

Other Credits:

Mandelbrot set: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGMRB…

Moore’s law graph: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:PPT…

Apple II 1977: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxJwy…

Beer Robot Fail m2803: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4Lb_…

All Wales Ambulance Promotional Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=658ai…

Clyde Robinson: https://www.flickr.com/photos/crobj/4…

Time lapse Painting – Monster Spa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ED14i…

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