A Bossa Nova robot scans shelves to help provide associates with real-time inventory data at a Walmart Supercenter in Houston, Nov. 9, 2018. “Technological innovation should be embraced,” notes a recent report from the Aspen Institute, a public policy and research organization in Washington. “Automation has been a largely positive economic and social force, and looking forward, automation will be necessary to feed, house, and raise the living standards of a growing and aging population.”
Still, the short-term disruptive impact on individuals and communities can’t be overlooked, the report says.
To better assess automation’s impact, the Aspen Institute takes a two-pronged […]