Employment Future
12:13 pm
Thu March 14, 2013

Will Your Job Be Terminated By A Robot?

Earlier this year IBM’s supercomputer, Watson, took a job with health care company WellPoint. Watson isn’t the only robot taking our jobs. By the end of the century, an estimated 70 percent of current occupations will be replaced by automation. Digital labor will take over assembly lines, write articles and even give legal advice. Where will that leave humans? 

Ross Reynolds talks with MIT economist and author Erik Brynjolfsson who says that unemployment will rise, but this rise of the machines might not mean termination.

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