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Chinese factory: 250% productivity boost without humans

Humans replaced with robots at Chinese factory: 250% productivity increase, 80% decreases in defects
By: Anthony Garreffa | Science, Space & Robotics News | Posted: Feb 10, 2017 6:56 am

The world is quickly stumbling into the world of fully autonomous everything, and it looks like factories are going to really win with robots if the results of a Chinese factory are anything to go by.

 

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Changying Precision Technology Company (CPTC) replaces 600 human workers with robots, and saw a gigantic 250% increase in productivity, while they also noted an 80% decrease in defects. Factory workers can't be happy with that, as I don't think that even with the best training, they could provide a 250% productivity boost overnight like their robotic overlords did.

 

CPTC has 60 human workers remaining, which will be sliced down to just 20 in the coming months. Now we've all got to sit back and think: where will we all be in 10-20 years, and is your job truly safe from robotics or a fully advanced AI-based system?

NEWS SOURCES:Vr-zone.com, Techrepublic.com

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