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What's Happening? - Automation

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Please see below some of the more thoughtful and significant recent headlines about the ongoing and accelerating automation of work (new content in bold).

 

WHY SHOULD YOU CARE?

ETHICAL WILL TRUMP TECHNICAL?

An associate professor of education and economics at Harvard University, showed that in recent years, many jobs requiring only mathematical skills have been automated. Bank tellers and statistical clerks have suffered. Roles which require predominantly social skills (childcare workers, for example) tend to be poorly paid as the supply of potential workers is very large.

 

 

July-August-September 2016

  • Outsourcing is being disrupted by the innovations in robotic process automation, which could cut labour costs and free workers from boring tasks. The implications of this are discussed in a new Raconteur report along with how outsourcing is no longer reserved for big corporations as more start-ups and small business are realising the advantages to be had.
  • In the next few decades, about 56% of all salaried workers in Cambodia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam could be displaced by automation and advanced technologies, such as 3D printing. That at least is the conclusion of an extensive series of new studies by the International Labour Organisation.

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