IT sector may lose 6.4 lakh “low-skilled” jobs to automation by 2021 The World Bank has recently released a report which underscores the threat awaiting India and other emerging economies from the onslaught of automation.
It says that 69 per cent of jobs in India and 77 per cent in China are under threat. Bangladesh, Malaysia, Nepal, and Thailand are also reported to be in the same boat. The biggest risk is faced by routine jobs like those of clerks, in which humans can be replaced easily by computer software.
India’s unemployment, according to the Census of 2011, increased from 6.8 […]