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While robots upend blue-collar factory work and trucking in the middle of the country, AI and machine learning are poised to take over white-collar jobs in superstar coastal cities, Axios' Erica Pandey and Kim Hart write.
A new analysis out today from Brookings overlays the keywords in AI-related patents with job descriptions to get a more detailed understanding of which jobs are most likely to be affected by AI — and where.
Workers ranging from radiologists to legal professionals and marketing specialists could find themselves with drastically diminished roles.
Between the lines: States like Michigan, Indiana, Illinois and Nebraska may be hit from both ends of the spectrum. Blue-collar workers there could be displaced by robots while white-collar workers are hit by AI and machine learning.
Firsthand witnesses appear ... Day 3 of impeachment TV was the longest yet, with four witnesses in two hearings, AP writes in its takeaways:
The two morning witnesses each were on the July 25 phone call in which President Trump prodded Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden:
In the day's second hearing, ending at 8:29 p.m., Kurt Volker, former U.S. special envoy to Ukraine, was a Republican-called witness. But he praised Joe Biden, rejecting "conspiracy theories" by Trump and allies, AP reports:
Axios' Alayna Treene reports from inside the chamber:
Volker testified alongside former White House national security official Tim Morrison, who said he didn't believe that anything illegal occurred on the call. But he was worried about political ramifications if the contents leaked.
How it's playing ...
Today's testimony (starts 9 a.m. ET) by Gordon Sondland, U.S. ambassador to the European Union, is likely to be the week's most crucial, Axios' Alayna Treene reports:
Both sides think they can get a bite out of Sondland, age 62:
🥊 Real-time response: Stepping up its engagement, the White House sent reporters a steady stream of emails, seeking to undermine witnesses' credibility.
Clicker: White House's official Twitter account attacks Vindman as he testifies.
A portrait of former House Speaker John Boehner was unveiled yesterday in the Capitol's National Statuary Hall, and will hang in the Speaker’s Lobby.
Rather than riding a swell of media attention or a viral moment, Pete Buttigieg has ascended to the top of Iowa's Democratic presidential primary polling by channeling a huge fundraising haul into TV ads, Axios' Neal Rothschild reports.
Buttigieg's national polling continues to lag way behind Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders.
Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) opposed President Trump on Putin, women, tariffs, the travel ban and the border wall. Then impeachment made her a star Trump defender and fundraising juggernaut, Axios' Alayna Treene and Stef Kight report.
The big picture: Stefanik won her first term in 2014, then the youngest woman to be elected to Congress, and built a reputation as a moderate.
The American Medical Association called for a ban on e-cigs and vaping devices, and will lobby for state and federal laws, regs and legal action.
Illustration: Eniola Odetunde/Axios
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and a major utility are locked in a standoff over natural gas that’s been years in the making, writes Axios' Amy Harder.
The fifth Democratic presidential debate, hosted by MSNBC and the Washington Post, runs 9 to 11 p.m. ET at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta.
Amazon has considered adding facial recognition technology to its Ring doorbell cameras, according to a letter to Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), per AP.
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