Robots

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Robots Induce Polarisation OECD finds

This report analyses automation trends and its effect on employment in OECD countries. On average, robots are found to be associated with a reduction in employment in elementary occupations – those requiring the lowest levels of skills – and an increase in employment in high-skill occupation such as professionals and technicians. For occupations in the … Continue reading

The Future of Work in US – Where the robots are

In a new paper out of the Metropolitan policy program, experts John Austin and Richard Kazis discuss rebuilding the rust belt workforce. They point out that many manufacturing hubs across the midwest have not recovered from the disruption of domestic manufacturing jobs. This shift has taken a hit on “employee-based safety net protections,” leaving workers … Continue reading

Future of Work in US – 52 percent believe robots will perform most human activities in 30 years

Fifty-two percent of adult internet users believe within 30 years, robots will have advanced to the point where they can perform most of the activities currently done by humans, according to a survey undertaken by researchers at the Brookings Institution. The poll also found people divided 32 to 29 percent regarding whether the U.S. government … Continue reading

Automation in China – Delivery firm is moving to embrace it (video)

Orange robots at the company’s sorting stations are able to identify the destination of a package through a code-scan, virtually eliminating sorting mistakes. Shentong’s army of robots can sort up to 200,000 packages a day, and are self-charging, meaning they are operational 24/7. The company estimates its robotic sorting system is saving around 70-percent of … Continue reading

US – Who is winning the race for jobs between robots and humans?

Last year, two leading economists described a future in which humans come out ahead. But now they’ve declared a different winner: the robots. The industry most affected by automation is manufacturing. For every robot per thousand workers, up to six workers lost their jobs and wages fell by as much as three-fourths of a percent, … Continue reading

Automation – The potential scope is expanding

In tandem with the diffusion of computer technologies, labour markets across the OECD have undergone rapid structural transformation. In this paper, we examine i) the impact of technological change on labour market outcomes since the computer revolution of the 1980s, and ii) recent developments in digital technology – including machine learning and robotics – and … Continue reading

Automation and skills – More education, and different kinds

A broad area of agreement: People need to learn new skills to work in the new economy. “The best response is to increase the skills of the labor force,” said Gregory Mankiw, an economist at Harvard.  The most valuable thing could be to increase college enrollment and graduation rates. A growing number of jobs require … Continue reading

Robots and Jobs in Canada – 42 percent of the tasks can be automated report finds

For this report we used methodologies both from Oxford professors Carl Benedikt Frey and Michael A. Osborne and from management consulting firm McKinsey & Company, which have been employed in other jurisdictions, and applied them both to Canadian data for the first time. Read this report to help you: Understand the effects that automation can … Continue reading

Robots and Jobs in US – Two-thirds of Americans expect that robots and computers will do much of the work currently done by humans within 50 years

A majority of Americans predict that within 50 years, robots and computers will do much of the work currently done by humans – but few workers expect their own jobs or professions to experience substantial impacts Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at  Future of Workforce Automation: Americans’ Predicitions | Pew Research … Continue reading

UK – Up to 15million jobs in Britain could be replaced by robots

Up to 15million jobs in Britain could be replaced by robots over the next twenty years – although hairdressers, carers and nannies will be safe. The apocalyptic prediction comes not from the fertile imagination of a science fiction author, but from a senior official at the Bank of England. In an extraordinary speech to trade … Continue reading

Are robots stealing your job?

Robots, we’ve argued, are slowly taking over in the workplace. And there are plenty of anecdotal examples, such as these noodle-slicing beings from China. But sales figures also confirm that more robots are being sold than ever before. A new CLSA report entitled ‘Robot-buying boom’ crunches data provided by the International Federation of Robotics and … Continue reading

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