The automation is on and nothing seems to stop it. Today, machines are working instead of humans, and it will go on increasing. The World Economic Forum, which organizes the summit in Davos every year, in 2020, in 15 of the largest economies (including France, Germany, the UK, China, the USA, Australia, India, Italy and Japan), nearly five million jobs will have been replaced or will be occupied by robots. In the future it is up to the machines?
We are still far from Terminator and its human robots eradicators, but the artificial intelligence, automated 3D printing, mechanization of work, or nanotechnology will still eliminate some jobs.
Robots have replaced humans in many areas:
To achieve these results, the report of the WEF (World Economic Forum) interviewed experts from 15 countries, as many specialists in human resources, development and economics are categorical. Companies will happen more and more men, especially for administrative tasks, the midpoints of “white collar”. By 2020, we will lose 7.1 million jobs and will create 2.1 million.
Jobs in finance circles, computer or even against by architecture will experience some expansion. In these losses, women are more affected than men. According to the report, 52% of the jobs lost were held by men and 48% women. But given the greater involvement of men in the labor market, women workers will be penalized, especially in emerging countries.
“Without a rapid and targeted response to manage the transition in the short term and build skilled labor force, governments will face growing unemployment and growing inequalities, while businesses will see their consumer markets to contract” warns Klaus Schwab, the founder and organizer of the Forum Davos.
At a time when the unemployment problem beating down the balances of political leaders, these predictions have nothing to celebrate, even if we wish that technological progress allows us to achieve great things, we must not it to the detriment of humans.
One question that does not seem to tap the Chinese rulers more than that, because as we reminded you, they do everything to catch up in terms of automation of their plants, without much thought to employees. What you do to prevent the robotics world of work to the detriment of human beings?