The Automation Scare: Old Worries For Many North American Workers
Will Robots be Friend or Foe to Today’s Workers? Many publications condemn how automation will affect workers, but recent studies show it to be a benefit.
- The Huffington Post covered a study last year that estimated that automation will cost the Canadian economy 7.5 million jobs in the next decade.
- In the world of transportation, warehousing and logistics, Citigroup estimates that up to 80% of jobs in these industries could be at risk.
- The Brookfield Institute for Innovation and Ryerson University say that automation will affect 42% of all Canadian jobs.
- Meanwhile, The Guardian has a headline reading “Robots will eliminate 6% of all US jobs by 2021.”