Nathan R – Rise of the robots…

Timely (if a bit reactionary) article about exactly what we were discussing on Friday: the increasing presence and roles being taken on be robots and AIs in world society. Also links up with our discussion of how we feel about robots as intimate, companions, co-workers or employees. In this article, robots are clearly framed as a threat to the working class, and the author uses the rhetoric of class inequality and the 1% (though amusingly, maybe tellingly, misuses this as the 1% are those with the power); in reality, though, he makes a racialized argument, framing robots in the same way immigrants are often framed: as a dark threat coming to steel our jobs.

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