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MICPA Appoints Robert Doyle as new President and CEO

RIA’s Robert Doyle is named President and CEO of the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants. The Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants is pleased to announce the appointment of Robert Doyle as its new President and CEO, following Peggy A. Dzierzawski who is retiring March 31. “Peggy is an association icon in Michigan and […]

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Robots Aren’t Taking Jobs: A3 Whitepaper

Automation is a new concept for a vast majority of the working population, especially in the manufacturing industry. Someone unfamiliar with the process or uneducated on the benefits of automation might mistakenly fear for their job. As robot installations become more common on the production floor, more plant workers worry about their job security.  However, […]

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A3 Seeking a Director of Education

The Association for Advancing Automation (A3) is looking for a dynamic, outgoing, and experienced professional to lead our educational programs. The successful candidate will be responsible for the planning, development and execution of A3’s education strategies. A3’s associations (AIA, MCMA, and RIA) offer several different types of educational opportunities from online webinars to in-person conferences. […]

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A Robot Tax is a Bad Idea: Automation Actually Saves and Creates Jobs

By Jeff Burnstein President of the Association for Advancing Automation Despite what you might have heard, robots save and create jobs. Those who claim otherwise are presenting a misleading picture of the important role automation technologies play in the American economy. Bill de Blasio, New York City mayor and candidate for the 2020 Democratic presidential […]

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What NY Times column gets wrong on robots

By Jeff Burnstein President of the Association for Advancing Automation Robots don’t take away jobs. When companies lose to their competition, that’s when workers lose jobs. There seems to be this idea: If the robots hadn’t shown up, the jobs would have stayed. But nothing could be further from reality. Here’s the truth: We aren’t […]

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Weekly Wrap Up 05.19.2017

How Industrial Automation Promotes Job Growth A3 recently released a whitepaper titled Working in the Automation Age: Sustainable Careers Today and into the Future, which discredits the theory that automation hurts jobs and promotes how modern men and women can find more meaningful, safer and more enjoyable work. Read More Are gestures the future of […]

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Weekly Wrap Up 05.12.2017

Announcing Two Open-Calls for RIA Robot Safety Training RIA’s popular Open Call Training seminar is available to the public. Receive an in-depth introduction to all of the essential information contained in the ANSI/RIA R15.06-2012 Robot Safety Standard by attending an open-call Safety Training Event in Fremont, California on May 16, 2017 or in Long Beach, […]

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Weekly Wrap Up 04.28.2017

Finish your certification around your schedule! A CVP certification is currently the highest level of distinction for vision industry professionals worldwide and it’s your chance to prove your skills! With the Certified Vision Professional online program, your team can study around your busy projects. They get to manage your time and commitments, and learn at […]

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Weekly Wrap Up 04.14.2017

World of Robotics and Automation on Display in Chicago They’re fast, they’re precise and in some cases they’re even … cute. We visit the trade show Automate to get a look at the latest in robotics. Read More Will robots replace workers or create new jobs? Automation and robotics are playing an ever-increasing role in […]

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