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Robots coming for jobs of as many as 800 mn worldwide

The consulting company said Wednesday that both developed and emerging countries will be impacted

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Automation Impact

Bloomberg 

As many as 800 million workers worldwide could lose their jobs to robots and automation by 2030, equivalent to more than a fifth of today’s global labour force. That’s according to a new report covering 46 nations and more than 800 occupations by the research arm of McKinsey & Co. The consulting company said Wednesday that both developed and emerging countries will be impacted. Machine operators, fast-food workers and back-office employees are among those who will be most affected if automation spreads quickly through the workplace. Even if the rise of robots is ...

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First Published: Thu, November 30 2017. 01:15 IST
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