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Entrepreneur voices concerns robots could have on human workforce

Will robots take over all of our jobs?
By: Michael Hatamoto | Science, Space & Robotics News | Posted: Sep 3, 2015 8:57 pm

Tech entrepreneur and author Martin Ford has again expressed concern that robots will take over the workforce, stealing much-needed jobs from human workers.




"It's not just about doing manual labor as it was in the past," Ford recently said. "Now we've got robots and machines and algorithms that are taking over brain power and it's much more broad-based, it's ubiquitous. These technologies are everywhere; they're going to invade every industry across the board."


Ford recommends humans create some time of contingency plan, especially if the already competitive workplace faces added pressure from robotic automation. It may be a while before artificial intelligence (AI) - which some experts have showed concern regarding - actually goes mainstream, though robotic automation is already happening.


Of course, some industries will be harder hit than others, but some experts have feared robotics could have major implications later down the road. In a published report earlier this year, it was estimated that almost half of US jobs could be at risk due to the ongoing robotics revolution.


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