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Listening: Are droids taking our jobs?

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Matthew Walker

on 14 May 2014

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Transcript of Listening: Are droids taking our jobs?

Used to go into the bank and interact with bank tellers at the bank.
We get voice recognition services when calling businesses.
Google Autonomous car technology will be used to make deliveries as well as make our commutes more efficient.
Used to have trouble communicating with people that speak other languages.
Computer algorithms can write perfect articles for the news.
Bank tellers gave way to ATMs.
Used to speak with secretaries and customer service agents only.
A person had to write an article for the news.
Truck drivers were the only people who were making deliveries.
http://www.npr.org/2013/08/16/173000457/are-droids-taking-our-jobs
Notes
Ideas
Ideas
Ideas
Conclusion
What types of information do you think goes in the empty boxes?
Fill in the chart on page 32 with the information that is provided.
Will be able to easily communicate through real-time translation on smart phone apps.
In groups:
List 3 jobs that are seriously threatened by technology
Provide 2 reasons why you think each job is seriously threatened
Write one job title on each card that is provided. Do not write the reasons.
teachers
Pass the cards counter clockwise to the next group.
Write one way in which you think the job will change due to technology. Write your group #.
Keep passing the cards until your own cards come back around to your group.
Are droids taking our jobs?
Read the comments on the back. Compare them to the reasons you wrote in the book. What are the similarities? What are the differences?
Ask the groups to clarify anything that you are not sure of.
mainstays
sham
endlessly
struggles
inconsequential
completely misunderstand
easy life

crosshairs
guaranteed
flawlessly
wrong
actual time
extremely overweight
commercialism
plummeting
disturbing
been replaced by
excited about
wear away
spending money
team
supply chain
desire
financially hard times

bad thing you like to do
agitated
undesirable
going crazy from worry
show their power
ideal
irrefutable
nerd
interjects
thriving
happy person
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