Show me a study that claims six jobs are lost for every robot deployed and I’ll show you an analyst who is ignoring the full picture. There are real consequences that result from a large corporation consolidating its product line in order to automate. Both from the Automator winning new business due to being the new low-cost leader or to smaller companies that can now enter an abandoned product niche that didn’t make sense to automate to larger corporations.
Silicon Valley is not talking to the manufacturing rust belt. There needs to be a more balanced discussion that includes both viewpoints.
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