Half of world’s workforce could be unemployed by 2045 thanks to robots

February 15, 2016 by John Hopton Half the world’s workforce could one day be unemployed, and millions of jobs could be lost to robots in the next 30 years, according to experts at the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Since job creation in the US manufacturing sector peaked in the mid-1980s, automated systems have resulted in a decline in employment levels as well as stagnating wages for the middle class. There are already more than 200,000 industrial robots in the country, with rapid increases in the near future having the potential to add human catastrophe to technological advancement. “We are approaching a time when machines will be able to outperform humans at almost any task,” said Moshe Vardi, director of the Institute for Information Technology at Rice University‚Ķ


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