May 2, 2015

Don’t blame the robots for lost manufacturing jobs

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Scott Andes & Mark Muro | Brookings Institute

“The substantial variation of the degree to which countries deploy robots should provide clues. If robots are a substitute for human workers, then one would expect the countries with much higher investment rates in automation technology to have experienced greater employment loss in their manufacturing sectors…Yet the evidence suggests there is essentially no relationship between the change in manufacturing employment and robot use.” Read more

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