Impact of artificial intelligence, robotics and automation technologies on work (CIPD and Loughborough University)
Will the future of work be dominated by robots? Can people and robots coexist and collaborate? The CIPD and Loughborough University’s new report gathers the evidence and insights, and explores the ethical implications of how we’re currently adopting new technology, to create a basis for delving deeper into how we can ensure that people remain at the heart of work.Read More
WEF: Robots ‘will create more jobs than they displace’
Millions of jobs are likely to be displaced by automation but we have less to fear from robots than some might think, a report from the World Economic Forum has suggested. The Swiss think tank predicts that robots will displace 75 million jobs globally by 2022 but create 133 million new ones – a “net positive”. It said advances in computing would free up workers for new tasks. But others have warned there is no guarantee lost jobs will be replaced.Read More
We Would Rather Lose Our Jobs To Robots Than Humans
Losing a job can be stressful and demoralizing. Seeing your role replaced by automation is an additional stressor that more workers will have to contend with and worry about in the future.
Robots are already replacing people in some jobs. Apps take orders in chain restaurants, and some supermarkets use self-checkout machines to replace checkers. This is the new reality. The Brookings Institution predicts that 36 million Americans face a “high exposure to automation” in the coming decades, meaning they will have more than 70% of their role at risk of being substituted by artificial intelligence.Read More