Will a Robot Replace You at Work?

WHAT IT IS

WHY IT MATTERS

While globalization has been made the scapegoat for loss of jobs over the past decade (as President Trump proposed) the real culprit may be technology. A.I. is changing the workplace and the skills demanded and it will undoubtedly impact the economy. Besides being a threat to existing jobs, the increase use of A.I. could also widen the income gap.

  • THE PREPPERS – “Here come the Bots”

  • THE UNPHASED: “Don’t Panic”

    • Humans can’t be replaced: Some sectors are more immune to robots than others. Low productivity sectors like education and healthcare have added almost 7 million jobs in the past decade.
    • Complements: Automation are supplements to labor. It could increase manufacturing output, thus increase demand for labor.

WHERE WE ARE NOW

THINGS TO THINK ABOUT