Hiring Seen Rising Along With Automation

Despite growing worries among some U.S. workers about the deployment of automation and machine learning, a new survey finds that U.S. technology companies also plan to boost workforce hiring over the next three years. The survey of U.S. tech CEOs released by the consulting firm KPMG found that workforce hiring would likely grow in parallel with “digital labor” through the end of the decade. KPMG reported that hiring at technology companies is expected to jump 6 percent over the next three years. The survey results could assuage growing concerns among technology workers that automation and machine-learning tools threaten their livelihood. A survey released earlier this year by market analyst Accenture Strategy found several hurdles to adoption of machine learning, including a “trust gap within the managerial ranks.” The KPMG survey…


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