Impact of job-stealing robots a growing concern at Davos


  • TECH
  • Saturday, 21 Jan 2017

Huge challenge: Robotics, driverless cars, artificial intelligence and 3D printing will put more types of jobs at risk. Pictured is a Davos attendee with SARA, a socially aware robot assistant.

DAVOS: Open markets and global trade have been blamed for job losses over the last decade, but global CEOs say the real culprits are increasingly machines.

And while business leaders gathered at the annual World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos relish the productivity gains technology can bring, they warned this week that the collateral damage to jobs needs to be addressed more seriously.

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