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Hope for the Future Workforce
By Ross Kilburn

Congratulations to the runners-up of the Ark Law Group Student Voices Scholarship Program!

Congratulations to Michael Moore, this week’s highlighted runner-up in the Ark Law Student Voices Scholarship. His article, Hope for the Future Workforce, asserts that men and women will always serve a role within the workforce to design, direct and monitor the machines that may seemingly be taking over today’s jobs.

Government Should Use "Invisible Hand" When Regulating Workforce Automation
By Ross Kilburn

Congratulations to the runners-up of the Ark Law Group Student Voices Scholarship Program!

Jake Giermann, a runner-up in our Student Voices Scholarship Essay Contest, addressed the concern about robots taking over the workforce by starting with a well-known example-- Amazon. The New York Times printed an article detailing the technology in the warehouse, which on surface level might prove that robots will, in fact, take over jobs.

Government Must Tax Automation To Offset Unemployment 
By Ross Kilburn

Congratulations to the runners-up of the Ark Law Group Student Voices Scholarship Program!

“The year is 2040, you walk into your favorite coffee shop, and you are greeted by a shiny, humanoid robot.” This is how Jack Scheerle greets the audience with a unique hook in our most recent Student Voices Scholarship Contest.

6 Things You Need to Know Before You Apply for a Loan Modification (Plus 4 Bonus Tips)
By Nadia Kourehdar, Attorney at Law

If you're considering a loan modification - these are the things you need to know.If you are at risk of foreclosure, your mortgage lender is going to ask if you are interested in a loan modification. This idea has a lot of appeal if you want to keep your home. If it works, that's great!  You don't have to move and in most cases you'll get a lower payment every month. 

What Are My Options if My Bank Says "No" to Me at My Foreclosure Mediation?
By Ross Kilburn

You had some financial challenges, but you are back on track. All you need now is your bank to review your situation and approve your loan modification.

Humans Will Still Thrive with a Larger Automated Workforce
By Ross Kilburn

Congratulations to the runners-up of the Ark Law Group Student Voices Scholarship Program!

“Studies by MIT and Boston University report that for every one robot, three jobs are lost; considering the machines are mainly affecting the manufacturing sector, the jobs lost may not be as detrimental as some predict.” This quote from US News perfectly summarizes the thoughts of Emily Andrews, a runner-up in our most recent Student Voices Scholarship Contest. The topic tends to be polarizing- either there is fear of robot taking over jobs, or comfort in the belief that is a dramatic and unrealistic supposition.

Automation Breeds Economic Growth
By Ross Kilburn

Congratulations to the runners-up of the Ark Law Group Student Voices Scholarship Program!

Oversight and regulation are the first words that come to mind for Dominique Stout when writing about the increase of automation and the role government will play in the changing economy. With new technology on the rise, Dominique foresees a large need for better education programs for a tech-proficient workforce.

Technogical Innovations Will Increase Unemployment
By Ross Kilburn

Congratulations to the runners-up of the Ark Law Group Student Voices Scholarship Program!

“With the advancement of technology, many Americans are finding themselves out of work and being replaced by machines,” states Christelle Tanis, a runner-up in our 2017 Winter Student Voices Scholarship Essay Contest. With all of the varied opinions, Christelle recognized the potential for government to get involved to help provide guidance in the right direction.

Automation Opens Door to Positive Social Changes
By Ross Kilburn

Congratulations to the runners-up of the Ark Law Group Student Voices Scholarship Program!

Ark Law Student Voices is recognizing another runner-up from our recent Student Voices contest, Brandon Jamar Williamson. Recognizing that society has feared the effects of artificial intelligence since the late 1970’s, he also recognizes that if it finally did take over jobs, would that actually be such a bad thing?

Automation Provides Next Step For Humankind
By Ross Kilburn

Congratulations to the runners-up of the Ark Law Group Student Voices Scholarship Program!

In the most recent prompt for our quarterly Ark Law Student Voices Scholarship Contest, we asked about new technology and it’s impact on government and society. One runner-up, Bradford Albrecht, cites irrigation, paper and electricity as proof society has long been innovative, which has been the cause that propels society forward to elevate our general state of living.

Industial Revolution Parallels Modern Times
By Ross Kilburn

Congratulations to the runners-up of the Ark Law Group Student Voices Scholarship Program!

This week, we are promoting an essay submitted by Makenna Meyers, who has won a runner-up position in our Ark Law Student Voices Scholarship contest. Makenna took us back to the Industrial Revolution, when rural life centered around goods produced by hand in the household. With automation came fear about the unknown, and one might draw a parallel to today’s current fear about the rise in robotics removing us from the workforce.

Will technology replace us in society?
By Ross Kilburn

Congratulations to the runners-up of the Ark Law Group Student Voices Scholarship Program!

Runner-up in our Student Voices Scholarship Contest, Austin Bowers, titled his essay application with this question- one that is in the minds of many in today’s rapidly evolving economy. Austin points out that when technology takes over jobs, which it has already been doing slowly and surely for years, it doesn’t mean the end of the workforce as we know it.

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