Robots to take 20 mn jobs, worsening inequality: study

Found on France 24 on Wednesday, 26 June 2019
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The forecast set to be released Wednesday highlights growing concerns that automation and robots, while offering economic benefits, are disproportionately killing low-skill jobs and aggravating social and economic stress.

The research comes amid intense debate on the rise of technologies such as self-driving cars and trucks, robotic food preparation and automated factory and warehouse operations and their impact on employment.

In the end the gap between people who can afford things and those who can no will widen until everything falls apart. Despite what economists and politicians promise: you cannot train every low-skill worker for a high-skill job.