Take Me to Your Leader
Prepare to break the ice with your new co-worker, S7F888813. A new study claims that robots will take over more than 30 million automotive jobs worldwide by 2030. This is a hint as to the full-on exoskeletal, industrial machines that might soon compete against you in the job market. Right then…
Automation is gaining momentum. The landscape of Ford’s car production line already looks like something out of a movie. But investors will love where A.I. is going next. Robot ads of the future will promote efficiencies and cost savings from a workforce that a) never strikes, and b) never takes a coffee break. Though that does assume robot rights activists never pop up!
Oxford Economics has released a report forecasting the rapid adoption of this steel collar class. Specifically, 14 million robots into China over the next 11 years, an increase of 6 times the number of worldwide robots that have entered the workforce in the past 20.
But this does leave humans on the sidelines. Pockets of the labor market who are without transferable skills will inevitably fall victim to the cyber movement. Further questions have also been raised about whether artificial intelligence could ever advance beyond our control. Elon Musk (who some may question is human himself) has issued the starkest warnings about a possible droid army of the future, calling this “the dumbest experiment in human history.” Harsh?
The fact remains, though, widespread adoption is on its way. With China investing heavily, a bionic rat race could soon be on the cards as researchers estimate GDP doubling with the help of robots 10 years from now. Ever wonder how Giles would fare as a stock picker?