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Friday, April 26, 2019

Machines Firing Humans

First I had heard of such a thing, certainly the PR would be bad enough to add a human in the loop.  Somewhat skeptical, but perhaps a warning of the future.

Amazon's system for tracking its warehouse workers can automatically fire them by Charlotte Jee, Technology review.

A world where people are monitored and supervised by machines isn’t confined to the realms of sci-fi. It’s here now.

Tough conditions: There have been many reports over recent years about unpleasant conditions workers face at Amazon warehouses. Employees are under pressure to pack hundreds of boxes per hour, and face being fired if they aren’t fast enough. .... "

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