Joyce Lain Kennedy: Will more men than women lose jobs to robots?

DEAR JOYCE: Have you read an August article in The Atlantic: “The Age of the Robot Worker Will Be Worse for Men” by Jerry Kaplan? It lays out the scary scenario that nearly half of our human jobs will be lost to machines within the next few decades and that men are the big losers: “Many economists and technologists believe the world is on the brink of a new industrial revolution, in which advances in the field of artificial intelligence will obsolete human labor at an unforgiving pace.” The article further says that men will take a much harder hit than women: “The jobs performed primarily by women are relatively safe, while those typically performed by men are at risk.” What is your reaction to this life-changing scenario? – P.S.P.…


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