Robots as job-takers or productivity-makers

by Chris Zappone

Robots in the workplace are often feared as the latest job killers but that view depends on what part of the world you’re in.

In Japan, for example, robots in factories or shops are being welcomed by society, says Professor Motoshige Itoh, one of the leading minds behind Japan’s economic reform known as Abenomics.

“Politically, it’s very surprising,” Itoh said. “Japan is in a very good environment to just speed up the process of the introduction of robotic technology, replacing workers.”

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Robots and human at work together (MST3000)