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Birmingham and the World of Tomorrow

Birmingham and the World of Tomorrow

Futureproof Bama’s March Meetup Announcement Recently, Fast Company published an article titled, “Bet You Didn’t See This Coming: 10 Jobs That Will Be Replaced By Robots.” While only briefly touching each of the ten jobs, the author gave examples of what made each susceptible to displacement. The jobs span several industries and range from Insurance […]

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Birmingham Meetup Recap: Jan 4th 2017

Futureproof Bama Meetup Recap

Last week was a very momentous time for our organization. At the risk of sounding overly dramatic, I would like to say that it was one of the most critical weeks we may have for a while. In one weeks time, we became an official legal entity, and we had our first meetup at Fetch Talent in […]

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Announcing a Public Futureproof Bama Slack Team

futureproof bama loves slack

I love Slack and want to share it with you! Since its open beta, Slack has been getting great press when it comes to teams working together, especially those that are remote. When teams can communicate openly and freely, it helps build momentum for getting big things done. Starting today, Futureproof Bama will open a public Slack […]

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Futureproofing Concepts: Autonomy vs. Automation

autonomy vs automation

Understanding the differences between Autonomy and Automation is part of the key to understanding why the robots of the future are not the same ones that have displaced workers in the past. Kyle Fox, Sr. Systems Engineering Manager (Combat Systems and Platform Integration),  at Raytheon, published slides online to describe the differences between Autonomy and Automation. While […]

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Does a New York robot complete your job better than you do?

mason robot

More and more jobs can be completed autonomously by robots. Recently, Construction Robotics, a company out of New York has developed a semi-autonomous masonry robot, tasked solely to lay bricks. The video claims that this robot can place almost 3,000 bricks in a single day compared 250-500 bricks by a human hand.

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Announcing Nonprofit to Benefit All of Alabama

Nonprofit for protecting Alabama

There has been growing evidence to prove that innovations in the fields of Robotics and Artifical Intelligence will lead to both a revolutionary success for businesses and devastating crisis for the workforce. The United Nations Conference on Trade And Development recently reported “…the “share of occupations that could experience significant automation is actually higher in developing countries than in […]

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