Toyota’s Replacing Robots With Humans…So They Can Make Even Better…

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Toyota’s Replacing Robots Humans…So They Can Make Better Robots

Japan and car are pretty much synonymous robots. Some of the most and practical bots hail the former and work in the latter.

It therefore, surprise you to learn carmaker, Toyota, is flipping the by replacing robots with to boost efficiency.

But it’s not you think. Not exactly, at least.

is involving humans in already processes not because they’re than machines at the manual but because they need to firsthand what the machines are so they can figure out ways to improve them.

It’s all of a larger strategy by the firm’s Akio Toyoda, to ease off the pedal, take a good look inward, refocus on and cut costs.

Instead of running automated processes, some Toyota have been making from scratch—forging and hammering for example. Toyota claims from these craft-focused over the last three have shortened the production 96% and reduced materials waste

“We cannot simply depend on the that only repeat the task over and over Toyota’s Mitsuru Kawai Bloomberg . “To be the master of the machine, you to have the knowledge and the skills to the machine.”

At Toyota, craftsmen such knowledge were called ‘gods’ for their to make just about from scratch. But the firm aiming to increase divine and decrease robotic labor in the run—quite the opposite.

A new generation of will design a new generation of

In recent years, a growing lauds the latest iteration of and robots but warns of growing unemployment due to technology—that is, joblessness is not cyclical, but is long-term, endemic, and to reverse.

Toyota’s strategy shows are still much needed in processes. Machines don’t get without human ingenuity, but that requirement may not last intelligence is pushing into once reserved for humans

Take for example Narrative news writing algorithms. still used for straightforward, articles, but the result is nearly from what a human might produce. Or consider M. Parker’s automated system can write books in 20 minutes of thousands of which are on Amazon).

As becomes more intelligent, we may machine evolution itself.

of human engineers and skilled the machines may analyze their own and make suggestions to improve in the future, build new generations of themselves in a kind of self-contained reproductive cycle.

As we forecast where artificial is going, if not exactly when, believe there is but one conclusion: won’t need humans to do at all anymore .

It’s a very old and so far, one that hasn’t the least bit true in practice.

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In developed countries, nearly used to farm the land, now nobody does. In the place of we went to work in factories. in the place of factories, we’re writing software, playing designing web sites—a plethora of new jobs to ourselves occupied and pay the bills.

jobs of varying skill may rise up in the arts and entertainment. And we may the one resource a machine can’t connection. People pay top dollar to be in contact each other, to network at for example. Meanwhile, psychologists, trainers, and life coaches are on the up and up.

Though the transition from one way of to another is always bumpy, even that is getting That is, current generations are flexible and their identity is tied to any specific job or locality. days, we try on multiple hats our careers as opposed to working for one doing one job for 40+ years.

And if, one day, really is done by artificial and robots, is that such a bad are those who worry inequality soar and the robot makers become an ultra-rich ruling But they won’t get there there’s someone to buy their And no one will buy robots or AI if no one can afford or AI.

Another scenario is the technology these incredibly rich create will increasingly more people with needs (and beyond) on the Less and less income buy more and more.

Such a has long been evident and is poverty in some places. A  New Times  article asks. “Is a with a car in the driveway, a flat-screen and a computer with an Internet poor?” (And an implied if not stated observation—the car has a driveway and a house or apartment attached.)

The central chart shows how far prices have fallen in electronics, automobiles, and computing. It shows prices for health and higher education have they’re simply the next of the economy to be reworked by information and automation.

And humans won’t creating physical things because robots can too. Even people make (and plenty of items (including cars) that are more efficiently made by machines. There is very satisfying about unique things with our own (or getting something made by else’s hands).

If history is a guide, in the future, find plenty of activities to life meaningful, even as the and requirements of simply getting by to loosen their grip.

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