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In this Monday, May 29, 2017 photo, Asahi Breweries plant manager Shinichi Uno watches the production line at an Asahi Breweries factory in Moriya near Tokyo. The human job is to make sure the machines do the work right, and to check on the quality the sensors are monitoring. “Basically, nothing goes wrong. The lines are up and running 96 percent,” says Uno. “Although machines make things, human beings oversee the machines.” (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
August 16, 2017 - 1:05 am
MORIYA, Japan (AP) — Thousands upon thousands of cans are filled with beer, capped and washed, wrapped into six-packs, and boxed at dizzying speeds — 1,500 a minute, to be exact — on humming conveyor belts that zip and wind in a sprawling factory near Tokyo. Nary a soul is in sight in this picture-...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2000 file photo, visitors of the world exhibition Expo 2000 stand in front of a robot display at the "Planet of Visions" exhibit at the Expoground in Hanover, northern Germany. Use of robotics in manufacturing and other sectors is increasing in countries from the United States and China, and robots have long been embraced for a variety of uses in countries such as Japan. There also has long been “robophobia,” stoked by science fiction writers and moviemakers. (AP Photo/Fabian Bimmer)
August 16, 2017 - 12:09 am
CINCINNATI (AP) — Robots are secretly plotting to kill us. Or enslave us. Or, at best, they will take our jobs, one by one. From science fiction written by Isaac Asimov eight decades ago to "Dilbert" cartoons today, the relationship between robots and humans has long fascinated — and worried —...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2000 file photo, visitors of the world exhibition Expo 2000 stand in front of a robot display at the "Planet of Visions" exhibit at the Expoground in Hanover, northern Germany. Use of robotics in manufacturing and other sectors is increasing in countries from the United States and China, and robots have long been embraced for a variety of uses in countries such as Japan. There also has long been “robophobia,” stoked by science fiction writers and moviemakers. (AP Photo/Fabian Bimmer)
August 16, 2017 - 12:09 am
CINCINNATI (AP) — Robots are secretly plotting to kill us. Or enslave us. Or, at best, they will take our jobs, one by one. From science fiction written by Isaac Asimov eight decades ago to "Dilbert" cartoons today, the relationship between robots and humans has long fascinated — and worried —...
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In this Monday, May 29, 2017 photo, Asahi Breweries plant manager Shinichi Uno watches the production line at an Asahi Breweries factory in Moriya near Tokyo. The human job is to make sure the machines do the work right, and to check on the quality the sensors are monitoring. “Basically, nothing goes wrong. The lines are up and running 96 percent,” says Uno. “Although machines make things, human beings oversee the machines.” (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
August 16, 2017 - 12:04 am
MORIYA, Japan (AP) — Thousands upon thousands of cans are filled with beer, capped and washed, wrapped into six-packs, and boxed at dizzying speeds — 1,500 a minute, to be exact — on humming conveyor belts that zip and wind in a sprawling factory near Tokyo. Nary a soul is in sight in this picture-...
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In this Monday, May 29, 2017 photo, Asahi Breweries plant manager Shinichi Uno watches the production line at an Asahi Breweries factory in Moriya near Tokyo. The human job is to make sure the machines do the work right, and to check on the quality the sensors are monitoring. “Basically, nothing goes wrong. The lines are up and running 96 percent,” says Uno. “Although machines make things, human beings oversee the machines.” (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
August 16, 2017 - 12:04 am
MORIYA, Japan (AP) — Thousands upon thousands of cans are filled with beer, capped and washed, wrapped into six-packs, and boxed at dizzying speeds — 1,500 a minute, to be exact — on humming conveyor belts that zip and wind in a sprawling factory near Tokyo. Nary a soul is in sight in this picture-...
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FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2017 file photo, police fire pepper spray at protestors during a demonstration in downtown after the inauguration of President Donald Trump. U.S. prosecutors are trying to force a company to turn over what it says is a vast amount of information related to a website used to organize Inauguration Day protests that turned destructive. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
August 15, 2017 - 5:48 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — An internet company is fighting what it says is a "sweeping" request for information about an anti-Trump website that prosecutors allege was behind destructive Inauguration Day protests. The company says the government is seeking information about 1.3 million visitors to the site...
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FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2017 file photo, police fire pepper spray at protestors during a demonstration in downtown after the inauguration of President Donald Trump. U.S. prosecutors are trying to force a company to turn over what it says is a vast amount of information related to a website used to organize Inauguration Day protests that turned destructive. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
August 15, 2017 - 5:48 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — An internet company is fighting what it says is a "sweeping" request for information about an anti-Trump website that prosecutors allege was behind destructive Inauguration Day protests. The company says the government is seeking information about 1.3 million visitors to the site...
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In this Thursday, May 25, 2017 photo, an assembly line laborer works alongside a collaborative robot, left, on a chainsaw production line at the Stihl Inc. production plant in Virginia Beach, Va. Despite efficiency increases and lessening the need for manual laborers, companies require workers who can program, oversee, operate, and maintain the automation. A report by Deloitte Consulting and the American Manufacturing Institute estimates 2 million such jobs will need to be filled over the next decade. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
August 15, 2017 - 4:38 pm
NORWOOD, Ohio (AP) — Herbie Mays is 3M proud, and it shows — in the 3M shirt he wears; in the 3M ring he earned after three decades at the company's plant in suburban Cincinnati; in the way he shows off a card from a 3M supervisor, praising Mays as "a GREAT employee." But it's all nostalgia. Mays'...
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In this Thursday, May 25, 2017 photo, an assembly line laborer works alongside a collaborative robot, left, on a chainsaw production line at the Stihl Inc. production plant in Virginia Beach, Va. Despite efficiency increases and lessening the need for manual laborers, companies require workers who can program, oversee, operate, and maintain the automation. A report by Deloitte Consulting and the American Manufacturing Institute estimates 2 million such jobs will need to be filled over the next decade. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
August 15, 2017 - 4:38 pm
NORWOOD, Ohio (AP) — Herbie Mays is 3M proud, and it shows — in the 3M shirt he wears; in the 3M ring he earned after three decades at the company's plant in suburban Cincinnati; in the way he shows off a card from a 3M supervisor, praising Mays as "a GREAT employee." But it's all nostalgia. Mays'...
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FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2017 file photo, police fire pepper spray at protestors during a demonstration in downtown after the inauguration of President Donald Trump. U.S. prosecutors are trying to force a company to turn over what it says is a vast amount of information related to a website used to organize Inauguration Day protests that turned destructive. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
August 15, 2017 - 3:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — An internet company is fighting what it says is a "sweeping" request for information about an anti-Trump website that prosecutors allege was behind destructive Inauguration Day protests. The company says the government is seeking information about 1.3 million visitors to the site...
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