They still have people working at Amazon fulfilment centres because they do not have robot that can do some of the work yet.
Contract lawyers are increasingly working under the thumb of facial-recognition software as they continue to work from home during the COVID-19 pandemic. The technology is hit-and-miss, judging from interviews with more than two dozen American attorneys conducted by the Washington Post. To make sure these contract lawyers, who …
"They still have people working at Amazon fulfilment centres because they do not have robot that can do some of the work yet."
Plus people are mostly self maintaining and self repairing to some degree so they are probably cheaper.
it is a sign of things to come that even lawyers are heavily surveilled, possibly more than the bezobots are, this is one of the real dangers of AI, that everyone will be watched and their behaviour analyzed 24/7.
"Your weekly social score comrade, your nose picking and arse scratching is reducing your weekly output by as much as 0.025%. Ten social score points deducted!"
... everyone will be watched and their behaviour analyzed 24/7...
This is seen as completely acceptable when applied to corporate workers but what would we hear if it was applied to politicians? Do you think that Boris, Donald, Priti, and Kamala would be happy if they were monitored at work? I imagine that we'd hear squealing 24/7 that it needs to be banned.
You just don't have to waste money on repairs when they break.
And broken ones haul themselves off to wherever it is that broken labour units get dumped, so you don't end up with a big pile of them rusting on a back lot, and shitty letters from the county about the unsightly mess.
the most important word in your post is "Yet".
Bezos Tas Sellers inc has forgotten that the more humans displaced by robots the less economic activity those said humans will be able to partake in. No money to buy tat from Bezos ! Good. May the Tas Sellers go out of business right now and I'll cheer their demise.
If you work at said Tat sellers then beware... You will be replaced sooner rather than later. Just don't forget that.
"between 0120am until 12pm"
What an odd shift pattern! Everywhere I've ever worked used multiple of 30 mins for shift patterns, most commonly 8hrs or 7hrs 30 mins. I know night shifts are often longer but 11hrs 20 mins seems strange, especially with Amazons obsession with productivity and monitoring and the known fact that night shifts are usually less productive than day shifts.
I find Amazon so frustrating. Sometimes I'm willing to pay double and wait a week longer for an item and I can still only find it on Amazon. Why can't other retailers get their act together? Amazon wouldn't have got this dominance if almost every single other retailer didn't try to hide their delivery charges ("Free delivery over £xx" was the most common and then a 20 click process to find how much delivery would cost if I wasn't buying the entire shop) - but now to beat them they need to club together and offer something really worthwhile.
I don't think we'll see another marketplace with shipping as cheap and fast as Amazon's. Their logistics are a real behemoth.
That said, I think there is room for a marketplace that does nothing more than aggregate retailers, and doesn't handle shipping, leaving it to individual retailers. Very often, I end up buying something on Amazon simply because I don't have time to visit each retailer's web front, figure out how to search it, whether it carries the product, whether it ships to me, how much it costs, etc etc, and do it for dozens of websites.
A site that does indexing, searching and transactions, but not logistics, would go a long way towards letting me move away from Amazon. It would be both more expensive and slower, but at least it would be a usable alternative, for those of us who object to Amazon on ethical grounds.
The same "UK sellers" that operate out of Portsmouth or Southampton, make a big noise about fast delivery, yet anything bought from them takes about a week to arrive?
The same "UK sellers" who repsond to complaints and questions with terrible English, and always at 4 in the morning? (Sadly I accept that terrible English alone covers a lot of people genuinely in the UK).
You have reviews. And it tells you where they are shipping from so you can avoid Pompei or Soton sellers.
But I've never had any problems. Some, I admit, look suspiciously like warehouses. But they've shipped promptly and don't arrive via obvious international mail