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Man versus Machine: Are robots taking over more jobs by the day?

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Posted on: September 8, 2021
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by Dr. Iris Mack

Robots are not coming. They are already here. I know this from firsthand experiences. I’m using robots and AI apps in my small business. And when I say small, I mean really tiny! So you can just imagine what larger corporations and governments are using.

When artificial intelligence (AI), robotics and machine learning were discovered, experts told us not to worry because technology creates new jobs while eliminating old ones. (Shah, R).

They oftentimes cite case studies from the Industrial Revolution to prove their point. In other words they saw technology displacing but not replacing workers – with the hope of freeing up human time devoted to doing mundane task to allow them to do more creative work.

However lately, as technology becomes more and more sophisticated, we mere mortals definitely have something to worry about….

 

Please read the rest of Dr. Mack’s article in the International Business Times – UK Edition.