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Thursday, July 11, 2019

Automation will have the biggest impact on entry-level and older workers, because more of their jobs tend to be routine or physical in nature and are most likely to be taken over by machines and algorithms, according to a forthcoming McKinsey Global Institute report.

Why it matters: Almost 40% of U.S. jobs are in categories expected to shrink between now and 2030.

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Amazon to Retrain a Third of Its U.S. Workers as Automation Advances
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#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-07-11 03:47 PM | Reply

Technicians and skilled labor will never be fully replaced. You're always going to need a set of eyes and hands on any given piece of robotics, machinery, or electronics. The simple act of replacing a failed component, power supply, reset, upgrade, or reestablishing network connectivity will require a person onsite with hands-on knowledge and troubleshooting experience.

#2 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-07-12 03:51 AM | Reply

"You're always going to need a set of eyes and hands on any given piece of robotics, machinery, or electronics."

Yeah, those guys who replace vacuum tubes on computers and televisions are doing great these days!

#3 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-07-12 08:34 AM | Reply

It's coming in the trucking industry. Much of Over the road trucking will be driverless in 20 to 30 years. They're just ironing the bugs out now. It'll definitely be here by the later half of the century.

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#4 | Posted by shane at 2019-07-12 02:16 PM | Reply

20 to 30 might be 5 or 10 if you ask me.

Can't wait for the "If you bought it, a robot truck brought it" bumper stickers!

#5 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-07-12 02:20 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Technicians and skilled labor will never be fully replaced. You're always going to need a set of eyes and hands on any given piece of robotics, machinery, or electronics. The simple act of replacing a failed component, power supply, reset, upgrade, or reestablishing network connectivity will require a person onsite with hands-on knowledge and troubleshooting experience."

#2 | POSTED BY SHEEPLESCHISM

Maybe. In fact, I hope so.

If we're just biological robots like most scientists believe , wouldn't it be just a matter of back-engineering the human body into something artificial.

It's the "I Robot"/"Bladerunner" idea. On one hand it's fascinating but also at the same time I find it disturbing. You get into the spiritual/philosophical questions on human existence.

#6 | Posted by shane at 2019-07-12 04:19 PM | Reply

I have a java script program than can replace most of the repetitious Drudge Lefties. Some of the personalities only require less than 4 lines.

#7 | Posted by visitor_ at 2019-07-13 09:55 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Interesting that the Democrats voted against the fine.

#8 | Posted by visitor_ at 2019-07-13 10:28 AM | Reply

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