The method of making a process or system operate without human intervention, often directly replacing tasks performed by humans.

Articles on that refer to Automation

The Age of Intelligent Machines: Footnotes By Ray Kurzweil
The Age of Intelligent Machines, Prologue: The Second Industrial Revolution By Ray Kurzweil
The Age of Intelligent Machines, Chapter 11: The Impact On... By Ray Kurzweil
The Law of Accelerating Returns By Ray Kurzweil
The Age of Knowledge By Ray Kurzweil
Top News of 2002 By Ray Kurzweil and Amara D. Angelica
Testimony of Ray Kurzweil on the Societal Implications of Nanotechnology By Ray Kurzweil
The Pace and Proliferation of Biological Technologies By Rob Carlson
Economic Impact of the Personal Nanofactory By Robert A. Freitas Jr.
Why We Can Be Confident of Turing Test Capability Within a Quarter Century By Ray Kurzweil

News Articles that refer to Automation

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