Joyce Lain Kennedy: Will robots steal our jobs?

DEAR JOYCE: I’ve just read a frightening news story about the rise of robots and artificial intelligence in the workplace. The story reports that some experts believe intelligent machines will eliminate about 5 million jobs, the bulk in office and administrative jobs, as smart machines take over routine tasks in the world’s 15 leading economies over the next five years. What’s your take on these extraordinary glimpses of careers in the future? – C.S. A: A number of human doomsday stories in which machines boot out humans and run the world are popping up. This report you mention – “A World Without Work?” – was just issued by the World Economic Forum (, where this year’s meeting was devoted to the theme “Mastering the Fourth Industrial Revolution.” The proclaimed revolution‚Ķ

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