Rise of the Robots: Part 1

In January, a McKinsey & Company report said that 30 per cent of tasks in 60 per cent of occupations could be computerised. While a paper published by two US academics last year found that robots are to blame for up to 670,000 lost US manufacturing jobs between 1990 and 2007.

The study also found that these numbers will rise because industrial robots are expected to quadruple.

Quadruple! Are we ready for that? I do not think our society is ready for the disruption caused by increased automation.

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