As we have discussed in previous blogs, robots are predicted to replace hundreds of millions of workers around the world in the next few decades. This sad fact is echoed in a recent Bloomberg Technology article – which reports that approximately 800 million workers may lost their jobs to robots and automation by 2030. This staggering number if equivalent to more than one fifth of the current global work force.
Bloomberg Technology goes on to further report the following:
That’s according to a new report covering 46 nations and more than 800 occupations by the research arm of McKinsey & Co.
The consulting company said Wednesday that both developed and emerging countries will be impacted. Machine operators, fast-food workers and back-office employees are among those who will be most affected if automation spreads quickly through the workplace.
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