Robots Moving in on the Job Market

Robots will be doing 45 percent of the world’s manufacturing work by 2025, up from 10 percent today, according to a Bank of America study released in November 2015. That probably doesn’t shock many of us. We have all been told for a couple of decades that robots were going to take over assembly line work in factories. Robots have been doing welding and spray painting in factories for years. They are big and bulky, bolted to the floor, unable to do more than the work of beasts, like yoked oxen. “Now, more advanced robots are gaining enhanced senses, dexterity, and intelligence, thanks to accelerating advancements in machine vision, artificial intelligence, machine-to-machine communication, sensors, and actuators,” a McKinsey Global Institute report asserted. “These advances could make it practical to substitute…


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