55 min

Robots and our workforce Jo's World

    • Technology

A 2015 study conducted at the Oxford Martin Institute concluded that 47% of the 702 types of jobs identified by the US Labor Department are vulnerable to automation within the next 20 years. Sectors that carry out predictable jobs in a controlled environment are most at risk, although all contain certain tasks that could be automated. While some believe this will leave a devastating ethical dilemma in our hands, some argue that this may, in fact, be beneficial, allowing humans to spend time on complex, creative projects. I’ll be speaking to Jamie Ladge, Ernest Spicer, and Hessie Jones, who are here to help me discover if robots ARE taking too big a byte out of our workforce.

Links:
Hessie's Article - https://medium.com/@humansforai/humans-for-ai-b642ee160999
Ernest's original Facebook post - Any company that has a strong moral ground has been approaching this question for some time. The best positioned companies are focusing on giving their workforce advanced tools instead of occupying their position with robotic hardware. We are evolving to lessen brain dependency on many motor functions every single day, so in my opinion, the people who don't want to use their mind ultimately are detaching themselves from why they are needed at their job, human interaction, not digital.

Music: Karma Chameleon

A 2015 study conducted at the Oxford Martin Institute concluded that 47% of the 702 types of jobs identified by the US Labor Department are vulnerable to automation within the next 20 years. Sectors that carry out predictable jobs in a controlled environment are most at risk, although all contain certain tasks that could be automated. While some believe this will leave a devastating ethical dilemma in our hands, some argue that this may, in fact, be beneficial, allowing humans to spend time on complex, creative projects. I’ll be speaking to Jamie Ladge, Ernest Spicer, and Hessie Jones, who are here to help me discover if robots ARE taking too big a byte out of our workforce.

Links:
Hessie's Article - https://medium.com/@humansforai/humans-for-ai-b642ee160999
Ernest's original Facebook post - Any company that has a strong moral ground has been approaching this question for some time. The best positioned companies are focusing on giving their workforce advanced tools instead of occupying their position with robotic hardware. We are evolving to lessen brain dependency on many motor functions every single day, so in my opinion, the people who don't want to use their mind ultimately are detaching themselves from why they are needed at their job, human interaction, not digital.

Music: Karma Chameleon

55 min

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