Winner of the Nobel Prize for his work on health, wealth, and inequality, economist Angus Deaton says that robots will be a far greater threat to employment than sending jobs overseas. In the video above, in a June 1, 2016 townhall meeting, President Obama explains what the employment landscape of the near-future will be like.
Obama's White House warned on Thursday that advances in artificial intelligence and robotics have the potential to wipe out millions of jobs in factories and industries like trucking, potentially increasing inequality.
The World Economic Forum (WEF) predicted a "Fourth Industrial Revolution" at the start of this year, as automation and robotics transform the global economy and the way we work. WEF expects 5 million jobs to be destroyed by 2020 by the trends. An in-depth study by Citi and Oxford University also found that 77% of all jobs in China are at risk of automation and 57% of all jobs across the OECD.
|"Automation will disrupt millions of Canadian jobs, not far in the future, but in the next dozen years."|
|“That science fiction future where robots can do what people and animals do may be closer than you think.”|
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|"The slightly comical Dalek design was intentional."|
|“A mass-market robotic cocktail maker.”|
|“Self-driving trucks will begin hauling mail between USPS facilities.”|
|“For the first time in the history of life, we can affect the future of our evolution.”|
|“A two-legged robot created by Agility Robotics, designed to get your delivery from a car to your door.”|
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|“A driverless electric truck began daily freight deliveries on a public road.”|
|“A deep fake sex video emerges in a Google search of your name.”|
|Naked Preacher Lady [NSFW]|
|“The company is losing billions, has essentially no underlying value, and its business could be hammered overnight.”|
|“A new residential building under construction will feature a flying car skyport on the roof.”|