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Shaunn
Shaunn
4/22/2018 3:32:10 PM
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Job Cuts
This is one of those times when people will have to make tough decisions. A company can refrain from automation, but can eventually fall behind as competitors advance and have to lay-off employees then. Automation may not be adopted too fast because of that, but it can only be put off so long untill automation of certain jobs becomes the standard. Hopefully knowing it's coming will help out the people who lose their jobs.

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
4/22/2018 1:38:08 AM
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Re: Automation Takes Over Jobs
THat's why it is imperative that the policy perspecptions are created now and not tomorrow-as one cannot simply rely on the "invisible hand" to help transform.   Even Adam Smith himself acknowledged that the invisible hand had to be guided.   The Facebook debacle is the latest manifestation of it.

 

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freehe
freehe
4/21/2018 11:00:15 AM
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Re: Automation Takes Over Jobs
@mpouraryan. That's great but not all employees are in a position to transition into those jobs. Employees will also be looking for a certain skill set and characteristics when transitioning those employees. If you are a lazy employee or just do the bare minimum, have poor attendance etc. you will not be transitioned into those positions.

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freehe
freehe
4/21/2018 10:58:24 AM
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Re: Automation Takes Over Jobs
@mhhf1ve. Great point. Automation could result in a huge increase in unemployment and result in an economic downturn as million of blue collar workers will no longer spend money due to lack of employment. Only then will companies discover how automation has impacted the economy.

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freehe
freehe
4/21/2018 10:56:17 AM
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Jobs Lost
Many blue collar jobs will be automated and those employees will become unemployed or will have to go back to school to learn automation skills such as AI, AR or VR to remain employable. Blue collar employees could also move to countries where automation is not as popular. However, automation will continue to spread and will eventually be used global-wide.

I recently read two articles on this subject.

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/countries-safest-robot-job-revolution-180038074.html

http://fortune.com/2017/08/28/automation-ai-jobs/

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freehe
freehe
4/21/2018 10:51:55 AM
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Automation
Automation will result in job cuts because it does not make good business sense to implement automation and still use humans to perform the same jobs that the automation is eliminating. In addition, companies are always looking for ways to reduce their bottom line and increase profits, many times at the expense of consumers and employees.

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freehe
freehe
4/21/2018 10:50:20 AM
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Job Cuts
I agree. Automation will result in job cuts. Companies don't want to be completely truthful about the impact of automation on the job market. I avoid using automation in retail stores and continue to pay for items with a cashier even if the line is longer to help employees maintain their jobs a little longer.

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DHagar
DHagar
4/16/2018 6:17:56 PM
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Re: Automation Takes Over Jobs
@Ariella, interesting thoughts!  I believe you are right.  What needs to transform that mechanistic world, with annoying results, is a focus on value delivery vs. sales delivery.  That might help us focus less on all these transactions and create relationships, use of knowledge that transforms us into something of greater use to each of us.

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DHagar
DHagar
4/16/2018 6:14:19 PM
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Re: Automation Means Job Cuts
@Michelle, good thinking on the changes taking place!  I believe the "routine" processing tasks we have many people perform can be automated.  I equally believe that we can take all individuals and upskill them to work either with technology and/or data in the performance of their jobs that will make them valuable and move them up the supply chain!  This includes social skills in working as teams, delivering customer service, interpreting problems, etc.  In other words, we need to focus on the human skills now not just the technical skills. 

I believe these skills will become a part of everyone's job in the new economy, not the technical/engineering jobs for tech, degreed data scientists, etc.  This can add value to everyone!

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vnewman
vnewman
4/15/2018 6:05:23 PM
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Re: Automation Takes Over Jobs
@Ariella - i do think you’re spot on with that statement - you can’t turn around without somebody trying to sell you something or shove their lifestyle brand down your throat. In my opinion - it’s annoying. There used to be a little decorum used by people where there would be a time and place for “selling” but you could have a space reserved for strictly personal matters. That doesn’t seem to exist anymore.

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