Here’s how automation and job creation can go hand in hand

Here’s how automation and job creation can go hand in hand

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Author: Revathi Advaithi, Chief Executive Officer, Flex The real impact of automation depends on how we manage the transition.

Our responsibility is not to protect the jobs that machines can do better, but to prepare the labor force for the kind of work that is likely to be required. We must invest in people by providing training they need to succeed in this new landscape. We are often told that millions of jobs will be lost […]

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Jobs portal CareerJunction’s latest employment trends report highlights job skills or job categories that are becoming redundant – quickly going the way of the switchboard operator.

The CareerJunction Employment Insights Report typically unpacks some of the professions that are and will continue to be on the rise in the coming years, its September report also highlighted several ‘jobs at risk’ – roles that may become obsolete by 2030.

These jobs are likely to fall victim to the Fourth Industrial Revolution – a term coined in 2016 by Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum – which speaks […]

Here’s how automation and job creation can go hand in hand

Here's how automation and job creation can go hand in hand

An employee at the Flex factory in Tcew, Poland. To realize the potential benefits of automation, public and private sectors must collaborate The Big Picture

Crowdsource Innovation The real impact of automation depends on how we manage the transition.

Our responsibility is not to protect the jobs that machines can do better, but to prepare the labor force for the kind of work that is likely to be required. We must invest in people by providing training they need to succeed in this new landscape. We are often told that millions of jobs will be lost to automation […]

How Business Owners Can Manage Their Mental and Financial Health

How Business Owners Can Manage Their Mental and Financial Health

Recession and automation are two of the most fear-inducing topics for business owners. In the long term, businesses are fearful that automation tools will take over their workplaces entirely at some point, displacing their workers. In the short term, owners are concerned about what the recession will do to their finances and businesses overall. Before we dive into strategies to help you address your fears so that your mental and financial health remains intact, let’s take a deeper look at automation and recession concerns. Manage Mental and Financial Health

An Overview of Automation and Recession Concerns

Although automation is a […]

Robots have rushed in to fill jobs people don’t want. What happens if recession hits?

Robots have rushed in to fill jobs people don't want. What happens if recession hits?

Amazon will soon deploy the Proteus robot in fulfillment and sorting centers. What’s the state of retail and e-commerce ? When it comes to fulfilling orders, it’s clearly gone to the robots, and there’s no turning back.

That’s the conclusion of a new state of the industry report by Berkshire Gray . The reason will be familiar to those who have tracked industries like durable goods manufacturing, agriculture, and commercial trucking: A new generation of workers don’t want jobs with low pay, low stability, and high burnout. While this can be framed through a number of lenses (the one that […]

America’s Critical Challenges Pose Serious Risks to Its Future

America’s Critical Challenges Pose Serious Risks to Its Future

Creative american flag with forex chart on blurry background. USA economy and dollar concept. Double exposure © Golden Dayz / shutterstock.com Today’s most critical challenges are impacting every American. These include the direction of globalization and Chinese relations, shifting demographics and labor shortages, and rising inequality and threats to American capitalism. Understanding these challenges, the risks they pose, and how to adapt will be necessary to survive and thrive in the years ahead.

Like falling dominoes, many of these challenges impact each other. For example, the key to America’s vibrant system of free-market capitalism lies in our ability to innovate […]

Robots are primed to replace auto mechanics (or are they?)

Robots are primed to replace auto mechanics (or are they?)

Seemingly every day, the headlines promise that robots are going to take all of our jobs and, so far, that is proving at least half true. Robots are cooking, cleaning, manufacturing and even policing.

As such, the expectation is that robots are poised to take on even more complex tasks: namely car repair and inspection. Sure, robots can build cars, automating all manner of vehicle manufacturing tasks, but why then do we not yet have robots designed exclusively for servicing vehicles? Source: RoboTire Although the technology is there — and even if it isn’t, it soon will be — there […]

Food Automation – How AI and Robotics are Transforming the Future of the Industry

Food Automation – How AI and Robotics are Transforming the Future of the Industry

Technology isn’t typically the first thing that springs to mind when discussing problems with the food industry. However, in today’s scenario, automation in the food industry is indispensable to both food production and distribution.

Automation and robotics in the food industry are used by manufacturers to make and package food. By prolonging shelf life and improving food safety, technology has drastically improved food packaging. Food quality is improving as production costs decline. The reality of AI, robotics, drones, and 3D printing in the food industry is the inspiration for the subject that this article will discuss in detail.

Today’s technology, which […]

Amidst job loss concerns, experts say 5G brings employment opportunities for digitally-compliant Nigerians

Amidst job loss concerns, experts say 5G brings employment opportunities for digitally-compliant Nigerians

The imminent launch of 5G technology in Nigeria has been raising concerns about job losses as more businesses and processes are expected to get automated. This is premised on the fact that 5G technology will drive the massive deployment of Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial intelligence (AI), such that less human labour would be required in offices and homes.

However, industry experts, while not discountenancing the fact automation will reduce human jobs in certain areas, said the technology will create huge opportunities for more jobs in different areas. According to them, the preceding technology, 4G, has created more digital […]

Automation at the airport

Automation at the airport

In recent months, Engineering360 and Electronics360 have both devoted a significant amount of space to automation. We’ve looked at automation in law enforcement, in the kitchen, in healthcare and even in the military.

Now we are taking a moment to look at automation at the airport. While the topic of autonomous flight is well covered on both Engineering360 and Electronics360, this article will deal almost entirely with automation within the confines of the airport. We’ll save autonomous flight for another day.

Following are just a handful of tasks being automated in and around the world’s airports. Check in Shanghai’s Hongqiao airport […]