Connecting the Bots

Mother and daughter in school together
'Connecting the Bots': Mother and daughter are preparing for the future, together

Mother and daughter are in school together at Wake Tech studying to become medical assistants. They are attracted to the career path because of its reliability.

NC State 'Book Bot'
'Connecting the Bots': NCSU's 'Book Bot' is part librarian, part robot

At NC State University's Hunt Library, the "Book Bot" can search more than a million titles in a matter of minutes.

Wake Tech students, robots work side by side
'Connecting the Bots': At Wake Tech, learning to work beside robots

There are those who worry that automation in the workplace will push humans out of their jobs. And then there are the Wake Tech students working to find ways to teach people to work with robots, instead of against them.

MCC : Spotlight : Justin Smith
'Connecting the Bots': Forecast is murky for future of work

Automation and artificial intelligence have already impacted the American economy. But as the pace of technological change picks up, economists and futurists say the jury's still out on whether the future of employment holds promise or peril for American workers.

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