‘More than half of human jobs will be taken by robots’, expert warns

More than half of the human race could be unemployed by 2045 as job vacancies are filled by machines, a scientist has predicted. Computer expert Professor Moshe Vardi has predicted that machines will be able to do most roles leading to a global economy with greater than 50% unemployment. Speaking at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), in a presentation entitled Smart Robots And Their Impact On Society, Mr Vardi said the implications of a robot dominated future will be ‘humanity’s greatest challenge ever’. We are approaching a time when machines will be able to outperform humans at almost any task. I believe that society needs to confront this question before it is upon us: if machines are capable of doing almost any…


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