“They are racing to automate their own work forces [...] with little regard for the impact on workers.”

40 percent of jobs to be eliminated by AI within 15 years

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Sat, May 11th, 2019 09:46 by capnasty NEWS

According to Kevin Roose of the New York Times, CEOs are rushing to replace their human workers with AI due to the obvious advantages. Already Foxconn has pulled out of the US and is planning on replacing 80 percent of its workforce with robots in the next decade.

Few American executives will admit wanting to get rid of human workers, a taboo in today’s age of inequality. So they’ve come up with a long list of buzzwords and euphemisms to disguise their intent. Workers aren’t being replaced by machines, they’re being “released” from onerous, repetitive tasks. Companies aren’t laying off workers, they’re “undergoing digital transformation.”

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