These types of companies will cut jobs because of automation – BusinessTech

A number of South African industries will be hit hard by AI and automation, says tourism minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane.

Kubayi-Ngubane currently sits on the World Economic Forum’s Global Council for Artificial Intelligence and has attributed some of the country’s major recent job cuts to these new technologies.

“Standard Bank and Multichoice recently announced that a huge contingent of their workforce will be laid off because their areas of work will now be performed by automated technologies,” said Kubayi-Ngubane at an SMME conference this past week.“McDonald’s outlets are currently piloting self-service portals which, in the medium term, means that many of McDonald’s […]

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