The Rise of Robots Continues in the Workplace

Robots, automation, and artificial intelligence are creeping into every segment of the workforce—from utilitarian roles such as manufacturing to the absurd, like this robot Buddhist monk in Japan—but human ingenuity can still win out in the end.

 

As automation makes more and more human jobs obsolete, one economist says ingenuity may still trump artificial intelligence in the long run.

That economist said:

“Since the dawn of the industrial age, a recurrent fear has been that technological change will spawn mass unemployment. Neoclassical economists predicted that this would not happen, because people would find other jobs, albeit possibly after a long period of painful adjustment. By and large, that prediction has proven to be correct.” Continue reading