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10 Best Articles on Automation

The most useful articles on automation from around the web—beginners to advanced—curated by thought leaders and our community. We focus on timeless pieces and update the list whenever we discover new, must-read articles or videos—make sure to bookmark and revisit this page.

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Top 5 Automation Articles

At a glance: these are the articles that have been most read, shared, and saved on automation by Refind users.

  1. Productivity Skills to Help You Gain Time Back
  2. AI and the Future of Work: What We Know Today
  3. The Age Of Automation Is Now: Here's How To 'Futureproof' Yourself
  4. You will lose your job to a robot—and sooner than you think
  5. AI is quietly eating up the world’s workforce with job automation

What is ...?

New to #automation? These articles make an excellent introduction.

Short Articles

Short on time? Check out these useful short articles on automation—all under 10 minutes.

Long Articles

These are some of the most-read long-form articles on automation.

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Publications

We monitor hundreds of publications, blogs, newsletters, and news sources in Automation, including:

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Mother Jones

Smart, fearless journalism. Reader-supported since 1976. Thank you for making our work possible!

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Singularity Hub

Chronicling technological progress in AI, robotics, health, & exponential tech. By @singularityu.

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VentureBeat

Obsessed with covering transformative technology.

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Vox

Understand the news. Support Vox with a contribution: http://vox.com/give-now

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The New Stack

All about at-scale app development & management. Tech news, analysis, research, podcasts & more! Insight Partners is an investor in The New Stack.

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We monitor hundreds of sources on automation, including Mother Jones, Singularity Hub, VentureBeat, Vox, The New Stack, and many more.

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