Bionic devices turn humans into superstrong workers

The article talks about new exoskeletons that relieve a lot of the physical pressure of repetitive stress. It also lets someone lift objects many time heavier then they could on their own. I’m not so worried about organs getting replaced with these parts. What I’m worried about is that they’re training an artificial intelligence on how they do their jobs. Monitor one worker for 6 months and then you can program a robot to mimic their movements and replace that worker.

Here’s a quote from the CBS News website:

Iron Man suits might not yet be commonplace, but companies from Ford (F) to Lowe’s (LOW) are testing new mechanical exoskeletons to enhance — and extend — human strength.

Earlier this month, Ford said it was testing four models of exoskeletal arms to help ease fatigue for assembly line workers.

Hyundai last year announced it was working on a wearable robot suit. And Germany’s Audi (VLKAY) began testing robotic assist technology for production plants in 2015. Universities from the Massachusetts Institute of Technologyto U.C. Berkeley are also developing technology, mostly inspired by potential medical use.