The Rise of the Machines – Why Automation is Different this Time

  • Published: 08 June 2017
  • Automation in the Information Age is different.

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    • Konstantin
      Konstantin  1 months back

      Bright future: men will be dirty plumbers and girls will be clean hookers. Heavenly times are in store

    • John Mackay
      John Mackay  1 months back

      Thhanks for Zapdos <3 the best bird of em' all. Do you happen to be team instinct?

    • No Brand YT User
      No Brand YT User  2 months back

      information age will really remove poverty in the future because they will keel the poor

    • Keith Mossey
      Keith Mossey  2 months back

      Money, after all, is a reflection of our production and contribution to society. So, treat it that way and realize the power we have as individuals with this freedom is great.. Our economic system in America will be much easier to banish than it will be to bring back once we realize we did not get what we signed up for... Be careful with your emotions.. they can cloud your good sense.

  • Extreme meme Machine
    Extreme meme Machine  2 hours back

    Karen will have to say
    “Let me see your ‘manage bot 3000 model 72’ at this INSTANT”

    • Jamie Box King
      Jamie Box King  3 hours back

      Utterly retarded. When you take into account just how much business indirectly relies on Google's search you see the staggering failure of this episodes analysis.

      • ssj4goku3367
        ssj4goku3367  3 hours back

        Lol we all know itll be the super rich owning us all with machines. Hopefully skynet can kill them off at least...

        • *•MoonShine•*
          *•MoonShine•*  3 hours back

          Wait so, in gist, our own creations are taking over our lives?

          • Johann Sebastian Bach
            Johann Sebastian Bach  4 hours back

            In praise of idleness bertrand russell

            • Pepins Spot
              Pepins Spot  5 hours back

              Wealth re-distribution. Tax those corporations with a profit margin larger than God and spend it subsidizing housing and food.

              • Derek White
                Derek White  5 hours back

                6:24 thats the umbrella Corp logo on building lol

                • UnusedUsername01
                  UnusedUsername01  5 hours back

                  This is why we need more low-skilled immigrants!

                  • Thi Nguyễn Văn
                    Thi Nguyễn Văn  6 hours back

                    Where is the second part of this series?

                    • Amir Hašim
                      Amir Hašim  7 hours back

                      Don't worry, you will probably die in next 50 to 60 years. While this won't happen 100 years aprox from now.

                      • Hansel Omolade
                        Hansel Omolade  9 hours back

                        Machine: imma put humans outta jobs
                        Trump: let's build a wall to keep the machines out

                        • Hansel Omolade
                          Hansel Omolade  9 hours back

                          Fairly dark? Nigggaaaaahhhhhh

                          • Kiwi Maker
                            Kiwi Maker  21 hours back

                            Maybe soon we will look back to the time when we had to spend most of waking hours working and think man that was silly, glad we’re not doing that anymore.

                            • João Pina
                              João Pina  23 hours back

                              Kill the machine

                              • first last
                                first last  2 days back

                                If people dont have jobs they wont have money to buy the products the robots that stole their jobs make :)

                                • New Dave
                                  New Dave  2 days back

                                  Horses were once a large part of the economy. what happened to them will happen to humans. A few kept for show, as pets, a few return to the wild, but mostly gone.

                                  • Bluepie5
                                    Bluepie5  2 days back

                                    Automation might seem scary, but one thing is, back pain from lifting sucks balls.

                                    • Joseph Edwards
                                      Joseph Edwards  2 days back

                                      This is why communism is dope. It keeps everyone consuming and everyone distributing

                                      • Jovian Dixon
                                        Jovian Dixon  3 days back

                                        Omg is this leading to another depression??

                                        • Chris Mac
                                          Chris Mac  3 days back

                                          In conclusion: Somebody always gotta draw the hentai. Do that for a living.

                                          • Meto Fembot
                                            Meto Fembot  3 days back

                                            time to cull lesser people and deport all non citizens

                                            • Raghul ECE
                                              Raghul ECE  3 days back

                                              The reason is simple billionaires wants to become trillionaires, The wealthiest 1% controls the poorest 40% of the economy of the world.

                                              • First Name Last Name
                                                First Name Last Name  3 days back

                                                6:50 i thought i was getting ping'd

                                                • Nichsa 444
                                                  Nichsa 444  3 days back

                                                  Blockchain that chain human feeling in handcuffs of indestructable ultra-light material of super flexible

                                                  • arthaye
                                                    arthaye  3 days back

                                                    This video is great 👍🏻

                                                    • Nathanael Godson
                                                      Nathanael Godson  4 days back

                                                      *Flipphone rings*: Operator?

                                                      • Avabeth McGhee
                                                        Avabeth McGhee  4 days back

                                                        Don't forget Republitards shipping jobs overseas, just to earn more money... then turning around and telling the jobless to "quit being a loser."

                                                        They mean... what, exactly? That winners exploit the system for their own gain, while screwing over as many other people as they can? That's SICK. I don't mean, like "sicknasty," I mean "They are mentally ill, if they think that's fair."

                                                        • Paul Gleason
                                                          Paul Gleason  4 days back

                                                          We can do nothing all day oh what Idioicracy no learns then machine break then devolved and oh god

                                                          • King88
                                                            King88  4 days back

                                                            DEY TOOK ER JEBS!

                                                            • Luca Michael
                                                              Luca Michael  4 days back

                                                              Since we improved machines to the point they are able to replace humans, improving humans might be the right thing to do

                                                              • Lauren Mattson
                                                                Lauren Mattson  4 days back

                                                                2 years later, I'm in the midst of this. So depressing :(

                                                              • raglanheuser
                                                                raglanheuser  4 days back

                                                                "..they can land aircraft..."

                                                                well this video didn't age well.

                                                                • Guido Haverkort
                                                                  Guido Haverkort  3 days back

                                                                  Why? Almost every semi advanced aircraft has an autopilot that can land the aircraft

                                                              • cramsa
                                                                cramsa  4 days back

                                                                If UBI pans out to be crumbs off the table of the feudal lords... it’s not going to end well.

                                                                • Vlad The Inhaler
                                                                  Vlad The Inhaler  4 days back

                                                                  Even flipping burgers, yeah that’ll work if there’s never something that needs to be changed, or and order that need to be made on the fly, or anything that actually happens in a kitchen.

                                                                  I can imagine the server hitting “stop function” to change their order, and the shitstorm of mechanic fury that ensues

                                                                  • Vlad The Inhaler
                                                                    Vlad The Inhaler  4 days back

                                                                    So learning machines can automatically understand the logic and reason behind the choices it views?
                                                                    It just... happens?

                                                                    • Digit Plays
                                                                      Digit Plays  2 days back

                                                                      what @Adomaster123 said but is also kinda works like robot a was really good at the test, and robot b was bad. so lets delete robot b, recreate robot A and name it Robot A1, and change a random property of Robot A1 and see which one outperforms the other. wash rinse repeat.

                                                                    • Adomaster123
                                                                      Adomaster123  3 days back

                                                                      No, they can’t. If a machine learning algorithm is taught to play snake, it doesn’t necessarily understand the game of snake. It just knows to activate x input at y time in order to maximize the output of function z.

                                                                  • Vlad The Inhaler
                                                                    Vlad The Inhaler  4 days back

                                                                    It seems that this video starts to equate marketing knowledge with work ability.

                                                                    • Vlad The Inhaler
                                                                      Vlad The Inhaler  4 days back

                                                                      5:06 If machines can’t even put two circles on top of one another properly, what can they do?

                                                                      • Adomaster123
                                                                        Adomaster123  3 days back

                                                                        Oh I don’t know, maybe literally whatever you train them to.

                                                                    • Vlad The Inhaler
                                                                      Vlad The Inhaler  4 days back

                                                                      So a bunch of mostly worthless paper pushers and water-cooler loiterers will be replaced.
                                                                      I’m having a hard time seeing the problem.
                                                                      They can get real jobs.
                                                                      Yes, I’m cruel, but it’s only because Ive always worked jobs that can’t be automated, and others can as well.

                                                                      • Vlad The Inhaler
                                                                        Vlad The Inhaler  4 days back

                                                                        Yeah, I’m sure a cancer sniffing module is a *DANGER* to the employment of physicians...

                                                                        • KT GE
                                                                          KT GE  5 days back

                                                                          So it’s either dystopia or eutopia with no gray area... Great. We all know which direction this is headed.

                                                                          • stonetop
                                                                            stonetop  5 days back

                                                                            Maybe instead of replacing people with automation we reduce peoples working hours while paying them more for the increased productivity produced by the machines that are now doing the job.

                                                                            The ultra wealthy, after all, are getting wealthier and wealthier. What if instead of the money going to the people at the top that aren't doing much of anything the wealth was spread across the people doing the actual work.

                                                                            • Shahzad Ali
                                                                              Shahzad Ali  5 days back

                                                                              It is in islam that in end times if you will want to give someone zakaat (helping the needy one financially annually) you will very hardly find one because people wouldn't take your money. AI can takeover the jobs but it is not all bad because what they would be making for stuff if the consumers don't have money. Nature balance everything.

                                                                              • Lei P
                                                                                Lei P  2 days back

                                                                                @Shahzad Ali The future will be kind of like Elysium the movie. Watch that if you want to get an idea what im talking about.

                                                                              • Shahzad Ali
                                                                                Shahzad Ali  3 days back

                                                                                @Lei P why would AI need money for and how can a person can be rich if the general public that he wanted to take services from is not? This is not 3 hundred years ago where public don't even know basic economics.

                                                                              • Lei P
                                                                                Lei P  3 days back

                                                                                The rich will still have money so they can still trade with each other.

                                                                            • Pavle Soskic
                                                                              Pavle Soskic  6 days back

                                                                              they took er jobs

                                                                              • Angels fan
                                                                                Angels fan  6 days back

                                                                                I am done lmao they used the Umbrella Corporation logo

                                                                                • Windyr
                                                                                  Windyr  6 days back

                                                                                  4:37 that icon in the middle... Is that a Runescape reference?

                                                                                  • Lucifer Meumor
                                                                                    Lucifer Meumor  6 days back

                                                                                    So, if the machines are taking our jobs, maybe we should change what it means to be successful and what progress means, like just being happy?
                                                                                    Or, you know, become the machine?

                                                                                    • lsq78
                                                                                      lsq78  7 days back

                                                                                      "humans shifted to service jobs"
                                                                                      Meaning: "the West (humans) did that while the non-humans (China and co) took over the manufacturing"

                                                                                      Nice implication there.