Robots likely to affect 40 pct Canadian jobs: study

A humanoid robot "Wabian-2R", developed by Japan’s Waseda University professor Atsuo Takanishi walks for a demonstration at Takanishi’s laboratory in Tokyo on October 22, 2013. (AFP/file photo)

TORONTO, June 15 (Xinhua) — As much as 42 percent of Canadian workforce is at high risk of being affected by automation and replaced by technology and computers in the next two decades, a new report showed Wednesday.

Automation previously has been restricted to routine, manual tasks, the Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship at Toronto’s Ryerson University said in its report.However, breakthroughs in artificial intelligence and advanced robotics now mean that automation is […]

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