Robots can take over some of our jobs. But some things only humans can do

I, for one, welcome our new robot underlings. Photograph: Everett Collection / Rex Feature From the grocery store to the factory floor, once common jobs have become tasks done by robots. The ability to automate work and use artificial intelligence to augment everyday tasks is ever growing, and the nature of change in the workforce is accelerating as robots start to walk outside factories, the whir of drones grows louder in the air and driverless cars are poised to join us on the streets in cities nationwide. This is going to have an ever-larger effect on the workforce. But instead of asking ourselves which jobs will be replaced, we need to shift the conversation to answer the question: what jobs do we want humans to do? We all need to…


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