Intelligent robots threaten tens of millions of jobs in near future

Automation and robotization have already revolutionized the industrial sector over the last 40 years, raising productivity but cutting down on employment.”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 in Texas.Honda’s robot Ashimo shows its skills by kicking a football at Auto Expo 2016, in New Delhi.”I believe that society needs to confront this question before it is upon us: If machines are capable of doing almost any work humans can do, what will humans do?” he asked at a panel discussion on artificial intelligence at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.Vardi said there will always be some need for human work in…


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