Robotic drive units transfer items at an Amazon fulfillment center on Friday, November 3, 2017, in Kent. 
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Robotic drive units transfer items at an Amazon fulfillment center on Friday, November 3, 2017, in Kent.

A robot wrote this headline! Your job is next

This is a crazy time of year for online retail behemoth Amazon – especially for their robots.

Robots have already taken over a lot of the work in Kent's Amazon warehouse, like finding and retrieving items. And they’re continually learning how to do things that humans do.

You kind of think of it as a robot takeover, right?

But wherever Amazon brings in robots, more people get jobs — at Amazon anyway.

That's for now. Down the road, artificial intelligence means smart robots will be coming for all our jobs.

This episode, we’re asking: What does the future of work look like in a world where machines are learning how to think?

Caroline Chamberlain contributed to producing this episode Our theme song is by Raymond Scott. You also heard "Heartline" by Pezzner, a Seattle artist.