Should US Workers Fear Robots? Former Clinton Adviser Talks Tech

Simon and Schuster “I don’t take an entirely utopian view of it, either,” he said. “I’m well-balanced, I have a chip on both shoulders.” Ross might hobnob with Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and investors, but he said that growing up in West Virginia and teaching at a public middle school in Baltimore gave him a unique perspective. “I saw close-up how rural and urban areas where affected by globalization and the loss of America’s manufacturing base,” he said. Related: ‘Workshop of the World’ China Bets on a Robot Revolution One thing is for sure: the robots are coming. In 2014, the last year for which the International Federation of Robotics has statistics, 229,261 industrial robots were sold — the highest number in history and a 29 percent increase from 2013. And…


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