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04.21.2016

AJC: How to Stay Employed in a Robot World

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AJC: How to Stay Employed in a Robot World

Most of us apparently don’t believe we’re replaceable on the job.

At least not by a robot or algorithms and lines of code.

Two-thirds of Americans expect that in 50 years, computers and robots will do much of the work people do now, according to a recently released Pew Research Center survey. But a much bigger block of those surveyed said their own jobs and careers are safe from robotizing.

“That’s ego,” K.P. Reddy told me.

He’s chief executive of Atlanta-based SoftWear Automation, a young business that helps produce robotic systems to automate sewing in the textiles industry.

He’s done this automation thing before. An earlier company pushed more technology into the architecture industry, which allowed firms to shed drafting jobs.

Read the full article on AJC.com.

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