Will Human Workers Be Replaced By Robots?

Published: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 4:05pm
Updated: Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 6:53am

When the economic discussion turns to artificial intelligence, robots and jobs, fear of the effect on humans is usually the first emotion to emerge.

As technology on assembly lines, for example, advances, then expectations are that humans won’t be needed any longer.

Thus unemployment will grow and corporations won’t have to deal with people anymore.

Thomas Kochan isn’t quite so pessimistic. He is co-director of MIT’s Sloan Institute for Work and Employment Research. We spoke with Kochan.

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