Humans Need Not Apply

CGP Grey
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## Robots, Etc:
Terex Port automation:
Command | Cat MieStar System.:
Bosch Automotive Technology:
Atlas Update:
Kiva Systems:
PhantomX running Phoenix code:
iRobot, Do You:
New pharmacy robot at QEHB:
Briggo Coffee Experience:
John Deere Autosteer ITEC Pro 2010. In use while cultivating:
The Duel: Timo Boll vs. KUKA Robot:
Baxter with the Power of Intera 3:
Baxter Research Robot SDK 1.0:
Baxter the Bartender:
Online Cash Registers Touch-Screen EPOS System Demonstration:
Self-Service Check in:
Robot to play Flappy Bird:
e-david from University of Konstanz, Germany:
Empty Car Convoy:
Clever robots for crops:
Autonomously folding a pile of 5 previously-unseen towels:
LS3 Follow Tight:
Robotic Handling material:
Caterpillar automation project:
Universal Robots has reinvented industrial robotics:
Introducing WildCat:
The Human Brain Project - Video Overview:
This Robot Is Changing How We Cure Diseases:
Jeopardy! - Watson Game 2:
What Will You Do With Watson?:
## Other Credits
Mandelbrot set:
Moore's law graph:
Apple II 1977:
Beer Robot Fail m2803:
All Wales Ambulance Promotional Video:
Clyde Robinson:
Time lapse Painting - Monster Spa:


  1. Dan Slater
    Dan Slater
    8 klukkustundum síðan

    Thanks for my daily dose of existential doubt

  2. Silano
    10 klukkustundum síðan

    Thank god I'll become an electrician for automatisation.

  3. Polish Bear
    Polish Bear
    13 klukkustundum síðan

    There's only one logical solution, communism!

  4. Shane Byrd
    Shane Byrd
    20 klukkustundum síðan

    Does anyone else notice how the second half of the clip at 1:09 is backwards?

  5. Permafreux
    Degi Síðan síðan

    Imagine contributing to human slavery by machinery? - This post was made by the robotics gang.

  6. Vert3x
    Degi Síðan síðan

    6 years later and no much progress to replace programmers done yet :/

  7. Zachary Helfen
    Zachary Helfen
    2 dögum síðan

    Why is this not accelerating during covid19

  8. Lord Kenyon
    Lord Kenyon
    2 dögum síðan

    Human is a outdated term to describe something with a head, hands and feet that walks upright with less real information surrendering it then other terms like mud people or Irishman and this is because its a word with very real substance that shrink the more it expands to cover more types of species with a head ,hands, feet that walk upright with differences in appearance and culture resulting in people using other terms to better describe something and why not say that man is not a Irishman instead of that man is not human.

  9. TheWinterfinger
    2 dögum síðan

    Anyone linked this w/ the Covid, 5g, and whatnot... ?

  10. Prem Meyyappan
    Prem Meyyappan
    2 dögum síðan

    One could argue that the horses lives are even more cushy now. Their work now involves lying around and occasionally giving rides, and in payment they get bountiful food, space to live, and long healthy well cared for lives.

  11. Prem Meyyappan
    Prem Meyyappan
    2 dögum síðan

    I think that humans aren’t at risk of losing their jobs to robots because of the purpose of robots entering the job force. A robot enters the work force to make it cheaper and easier for a company to produce their product. This is done so the product can be sold aggressively and widely to the human public. But if the human public is out of jobs, they don’t have money to buy such products. Seeing as this is not only bad for the public but is also bad for the company, I can’t see a situation where something like this would happen. I think it’s far more likely that over time, jobs will become less intensive and eventually fade away, but the amount of money earned by the people doesn’t change. An ideal economy would be one where no one works, but they still have money and wealth to use for resources and amenities, and both the resources and the wealth are generated by AI. That isn’t to say that this is an ideal world. Income inequality becoming more extreme as a result of robots is the biggest problem with the rise of automation. And some people say a society where everyone in society is lethargic and unproductive is imminent too. But there is a scenario of a world where everyone is free to pursue whatever they want without a need to make it a viable career option.

  12. Fifo101
    3 dögum síðan

    Nothing'll make you feel "in on the joke" like a CCP Grey vid.

  13. Satyajeet Jena
    Satyajeet Jena
    3 dögum síðan

    Its first time I hear the grave truth from someone with no hesitation at all.

  14. Wrednax
    3 dögum síðan

    The question is if they can get the bots to put the covers on their TPS reports

  15. Jack Black
    Jack Black
    4 dögum síðan

    It has been six years and automatic cars still drive worse than humans. That's because automated cars have to deal with humans and humans do not always act in a logical way. This is like if the music making AI show in the video had a human constantly messing with it's work, or a chess playing AI had the human changing the pieces the AI has on the table at any moment. So it seems that to get a self driving car that drivers well and causes less accident than humans, that's not the same as driving better than humans, the AI needs to be wat more complicated than any AI that exists so far. And that's on almost perfect conditions when is just humans being the problem. Not saying that better than human drivers self driving cars won't happen, just saying the AI will definitely need to learn to deal with humans for that to happen.

  16. Anass derqaui
    Anass derqaui
    4 dögum síðan

    That's why you should be the one that make the new tech. When skynet attack you will be the one that they send a robot to protect

  17. Tho Vinh
    Tho Vinh
    4 dögum síðan

    Soon enough we will become a bunch of zealot with khala.

  18. TheblackNight
    5 dögum síðan

    can you make a video about what will happen after all our jobs are gone?

  19. Jay
    6 dögum síðan

    Capitalism will kill itself when modern automation fully kicks in. Democratic socialism for full human development is the way to go!

  20. X W
    X W
    6 dögum síðan

    hey what if we abolished money so we didn't have to pay horses

  21. Brendan Risney
    Brendan Risney
    6 dögum síðan

    With the inevitability of automation, the only solution for humanity is to be paid simply to be alive or some equivalent. Perhaps everyone will own their own robot to work in their stead. Whatever it is, there is no work that we will do better than a robot will.

  22. Xanth Man
    Xanth Man
    6 dögum síðan

    If I'm a programmer, it will take a really long time for robots to replace my job! Right? Right? (No)

  23. Maxim Woodhouse
    Maxim Woodhouse
    6 dögum síðan

    Fuze baxster and them walking boys and you have a literal human

  24. Fluffy Dragon
    Fluffy Dragon
    6 dögum síðan

    Is it just me, or is anyone else imagining a utopia where the only education everyone is required to have is everything related to robots, computers, and the like, and everyone is put to work mass producing software and hardware to run that software. Everything else is done by said hardware. Oh, and all knowledge needed to rebuild civilization is kept as a collection of physical writings in case all of this mass produced hardware shuts down.

  25. BIOStheZerg
    6 dögum síðan

    Fun fact - 6 years have passed, we're not really anywhere closer to self-driving cars than we were in 2014, and the bubble is about to burst. It's only a shame that so much taxpayer money was drowned in the bottomless pockets of "innovators"...

    1. Sir Sytham
      Sir Sytham
      4 dögum síðan

      I hope you’re right but something tells me you’re wrong :(

  26. CogitoErgoCogitoSum
    6 dögum síðan

    Some demographics have been unemployable since slavery was abolished.

  27. CogitoErgoCogitoSum
    6 dögum síðan

    Build a Soylent Green factory.

  28. Diamond XD
    Diamond XD
    7 dögum síðan

    You guys just wasted about 15 minutes just to hear the title.

  29. TheZekBlaster Vlogs
    TheZekBlaster Vlogs
    7 dögum síðan

    In 1200, they thought bots could never do Geometry.

  30. NX3
    7 dögum síðan

    If (and that's a GIANT IF, because i doubt this can really do all that much or will at the future) this even does replace a lot of simple jobs, well, then you just get more job making and maintaining these, more humans migrating to the ever growing and better paying entertainment sector, more free time and resources to research more stuff, cure diseases, colonize other planets. Or i guess you can throw all the extra money at poor countries and help them explode with overpopulation, just like how it happened after the industrial revolution, then bitch about injustice and the ever growing number of poor in those countries (which only grow because instead of increasing well being they just make more babies).

  31. TC Lapos
    TC Lapos
    7 dögum síðan

    and this was 6 years ago

  32. Austenhead
    8 dögum síðan

    The only (good) solution to this is to move beyond capitalism, to a new system which values people in terms of humanity rather than in terms of usefulness and profitability. Work and labour used to be necessary for survival - now most work and labour is just pointless money generation for people who don't need any more money (or as Carlin called them: The Owners). Maybe it's time for humanity to stop working and labouring and start actually living? With all our primary needs covered, we could dedicate ourselves to learning, to science and philosophy and art (for art's sake, not for profit), to space exploration, to taking care of each other. Of course, The Owners won't let us do that. So maybe it's time for a revolution.

  33. Shadow The Lion
    Shadow The Lion
    8 dögum síðan

    The Boston robotics dog shows how quickly this has advanced

  34. Sean Downey
    Sean Downey
    8 dögum síðan

    Bro, jokes on you, I’ve known my job could be done without even a bot! You could do 90% of it through a single page form.

  35. dadutchboy2
    8 dögum síðan

    lol car in dutch is auto

  36. deplizz 78
    deplizz 78
    8 dögum síðan

    I can imagine going to a grocery store and it would be advertised as "Made by humans" in a few years

    1. autohmae
      5 dögum síðan

      @deplizz 78 don't worry, your thinking was good. Keep it up !

    2. deplizz 78
      deplizz 78
      5 dögum síðan

      @autohmae Guess that makes sense

    3. autohmae
      5 dögum síðan

      "hand made" is actually something we've already used for decades.

  37. edge21str
    8 dögum síðan

    >Remember rules for rules for rulers >Realize robots are going to be the sole keys to power in the future >Realize we’re full steam ahead to a technocratic dictatorship of robot owners We’re fucked my dudes

  38. sihplak
    9 dögum síðan


  39. mark morrison
    mark morrison
    10 dögum síðan

    Corporations where everything is automated and the CEO has no function can be taken up by the government and the profits redistributed among everyone. Make human working hours much lower so 3 people do the same job as 1 would, everyone has money and a ton of free time to be creative or be with family. Everyone losing everything could be a really good thing.

    1. Dimitris Papadakis
      Dimitris Papadakis
      9 dögum síðan

      that kinda sounds like communism. I'm not saying it's bad, it's just a thought

  40. Totally Nameless
    Totally Nameless
    10 dögum síðan

    Professionally unemployed! I dare you to take my job, bot.

  41. Ronin
    10 dögum síðan

    Many details to discuss here but the obvious and inevitable answer, given current social structure, is public ownership of means of production (the bots). Whether the overlords will allow that to happen, and to what degree, is another story.

  42. Nicks Fish
    Nicks Fish
    10 dögum síðan

    I could tell the music was made by an inexperienced musician, when you said it was a bot I was like ohhh thats why

  43. Frozenanime skelett
    Frozenanime skelett
    10 dögum síðan

    BMI sounds real nice about now doesn't it.

  44. vasari corridor
    vasari corridor
    10 dögum síðan

    ask not what AI can do for me, Ask what I can do to stay relavant .................... Nobility fear thought as they fear nothing else on earth - more than ruin _ more even than death _ Thought is subversive and revolutionary , destructive and terrible, thought is merciless to privilege, established institutions, and comfortable habit. Thought looks into the pit of hell and is not afraid. Thought is great and swift and free, the light of the world, and the chief glory of man. The States of this Union were never sovereign. Neither is the Federal Government sovereign. Sovereignty is now and has always been inherent in the American people ... . ............ You ARE born naked and free on this planet. That fact alone makes one sovereign .................... China, India and Africa never produced a Bill of Rights that has the force of law, recognizing that every human being has divinely endowed rights that no government can remove? Because only a Christian nation, however flawed, bases its laws on the premise that every human being is the imago Dei - Almighty God’s image-bearing creature. We are all sovereigns pursuant to the Unanimous Declaration of Indep;endence, of July 4, 1776, making us subject to no other men (only God - the Absolute Sovereign) - "All men are created equal" We being the Sovereign, are the only source of commercial energy, so all funds that exist within the economy ultimately belong to a sovereign inhabitant on allodial land. No government has the capacity to generate any positive commercial energy, only parasitic existence upon the productive energy of the Sovereign. These de facto government impersonators have no actual lawful authority over "any inhabitants", of several states of the Union, being ultra virus, and nul tiel to the corporate charter Jesus O Savior I know not if you are real Come Come live in me .. Save me Amen and Amen Revelations 22:17 The Spirit and the bride say. "Come." Let the hearer say, "Come." Let the one who thirsts come forward, and the one who wants receive the gift of life giving water.?

  45. _
    11 dögum síðan

    I mean the entire economy is made up by us. If enough of us are unemployed, then it would be useless and the system would be collapsed and replaced with a new system where all work is done by bots and we just don’t work.

  46. JC Not
    JC Not
    11 dögum síðan

    7:19 is that ccny?

  47. Vicarious Gamer
    Vicarious Gamer
    11 dögum síðan

    Great news for our oligarchy. Think of the soaring profits.

  48. Dillydoe
    11 dögum síðan

    I'd like a follow up to this: What would happen to the economy? Would money be obsolete?

  49. Yeet ed
    Yeet ed
    11 dögum síðan

    Grey: autos are gonna push millions out of a job Grey later: I’m totally in favor of autos because traffic is eliminated

  50. Xander Xalamander
    Xander Xalamander
    11 dögum síðan

    The problem with automation is that we need jobs to survive in this society. If Automation is used to eliminate all labour and the profit is given to everyone, it would be a Utopia. The problem isn't automation itself, it is our society that has to adapt to this advancement.

  51. George Withers
    George Withers
    11 dögum síðan

    Anyone else notice the bottle of glue during the horse section?

  52. RedMoth27
    12 dögum síðan

    We need to keep automation in check and stop the next depression.

    1. RedMoth27
      10 dögum síðan

      Actually now thinking we will probably have to go through world depression 2 to learn the lesson about automations (And yes that’s what I believe it will be called). Humanity learns best through the school of hard knocks.

    2. D.J. Lachmann
      D.J. Lachmann
      10 dögum síðan

      as the video said, its not about stopping automation, ands about learning to deal with it

  53. jesus why
    jesus why
    12 dögum síðan

    Let's hope we don't start with 27

  54. kep arani
    kep arani
    12 dögum síðan

    But unemployment won't matter if the bots that replaced us provide everything we need

    1. RedMoth27
      12 dögum síðan

      Hedonism and a deep lacking of eudaemonia ahoy!

  55. Flash Barry Allen
    Flash Barry Allen
    12 dögum síðan

    This will probably never happen yes jobs will be taken but we still need someone to make the machines but I need to make the machines at me some shoes and some of those shoes that make the change and it’s an infinite loop that will never stop

  56. Kishor Gartaula
    Kishor Gartaula
    12 dögum síðan

    Grey's comment section is always a gold mine lol

  57. Frederick
    12 dögum síðan

    I don't think people will want to buy from AI porn artists

  58. daiki aimi
    daiki aimi
    12 dögum síðan

    Hello I can laugh like a normal human I can talk like a normal human I research things about humans Like a normal human

  59. Wilson Moyer
    Wilson Moyer
    13 dögum síðan

    Maybe civilization was a mistake

  60. Valkahike
    13 dögum síðan

    One thing I wonder is if machines could replace/imitate things like actually decent comedy and stuff like that. Probably could.

    13 dögum síðan

    when people cant buy your products how the hell do you make money

  62. Jonathan Coronado
    Jonathan Coronado
    13 dögum síðan

    I have a lot of respect for Grey and I agree with pretty much everything he says in his videos except for one thing. His idea that even music and other creative arts can be replicated by bots is absurd. As someone who, “want[s] music to have patterns and repetition, patterns and repetition…” and “view[s] music as a ‘brain manipulation too.’”, Grey clearly doesn’t understand the actual creative potential of music-making. Therefore his point that artificial creativity will advance to a point to overtake human creativity is invalid and frankly absurd. The quote is from "Q&A With Grey: Just Because Edition" 1:44 where he is explaining how he feels about jazz

  63. HungryHedgehog
    13 dögum síðan

    Only in a flawed system like capitalism is the prospect of having your work taken by a robot a horrible future and not the best thing imaginable.

  64. Gregor Clegane
    Gregor Clegane
    13 dögum síðan

    4:35 "Soon enough" Yeah like 2020 soon. 😂

  65. Seeking Origin
    Seeking Origin
    13 dögum síðan

    Become a diagnostician.

  66. Needletail • 50 years ago
    Needletail • 50 years ago
    14 dögum síðan

    Conclusion: the only jobs left will be ones within fandom - furry, anime, warrior cats. By the way this is a joke, although these fandoms do give people jobs.

  67. Herb Garcia
    Herb Garcia
    14 dögum síðan

    Excellent essay!

  68. Jose Luis P. C. Rocha
    Jose Luis P. C. Rocha
    14 dögum síðan

    not only that. lets assume you have the last job, like a artist or programer or teacher... now everybody that got uneploid will go at your job, so will be even more competitive. more than that, remember his movie about politics telling that people productivity is what makes their countries not dicatorships? well, imagine a world where politicians don't even need you to anything except vote, where every contry have its economy came from big companies that are just huge factories. the solution for that is simple: buy robot factories, make your own robot factory. get also what is rare like gold, silver, land - not a apartment that they will creat a lot with machines, land itself that cant be maded - learn to use bots, to program, to fix robots. get good about computers.

  69. Sleeves play’s Tf2
    Sleeves play’s Tf2
    14 dögum síðan

    Will something replace the autos

  70. Herb Spencer
    Herb Spencer
    14 dögum síðan

    Unemployed people cannot afford to BUY anything, so what keeps the Game going?

  71. Herb Spencer
    Herb Spencer
    14 dögum síðan

    So, why do we need OWNERS of corporations? They add nothing to the economy.

  72. Glenn Carver
    Glenn Carver
    14 dögum síðan

    It's been 6 years, where is my bleak future, Grey?

  73. Silvesta
    15 dögum síðan

    We are fucked

  74. Sebastian Scholz
    Sebastian Scholz
    15 dögum síðan

    it's 2020 and self driving cars still didnt surpass people -.-

  75. Maller Schwab
    Maller Schwab
    15 dögum síðan

    The music is terrible sorry

  76. Rohan Forster
    Rohan Forster
    15 dögum síðan

    Merge with them to become super-intelligent beings that will spread across the stars?

  77. IWD_tv
    15 dögum síðan

    Actually, self driving care NEEDS to be perfect, not just better than us, or close enough to perfection at least, because peoples will not tolerate to be killed by robot, both weirdly and understandably, we would tolerate to be killed by a human (by accident) more easily than by a bot ... and every single road-death related to an autonomous car will make huge noise in media ... That's probably why UBER-eat and most companies that could automate some similar tasks actually, are not even trying to push so much their robot on the market (yet), even tho it could be ready very quickly, because they can already see the trouble when the first major incident happens (and it will happen) ...

  78. shailja
    15 dögum síðan

    wait so there's, like, no exceptions-

  79. Insert Name
    Insert Name
    15 dögum síðan

    The problem with the automation will cause unemployment argument is that people require money because money is what we use to pay rent or buy food/entertainment/whatnot. If we, as a society get to a point where there is nothing left to do and no money left to earn it wont be the end of humanity, it would be an inherently prosperous age. When no one can want for more, what would be the point in hoarding? When no one has to lift a finger, what would be the point in earning? Yes. Greed runs rampant in the human genome, but when robots control a truly (and I mean truly) communist government they will convince each and every one of us that we are better off than anyone else and that we have more than everyone else. Each and everyone of us being so privileged to have more than anyone that we may see (and them knowing the same) will cause condensation in some, but generosity in the majority. Automation in small scale, is good for individuals. Automation in medium scale is scary and unknowable today. Automation in an absolute scale is paradise.

  80. Jelkiin
    15 dögum síðan

    If the future doesnt have jobs and we need to live by generousity of the government, communism will be the next big thing