Changing Workforce / Industrial Robotics

Germany has way more industrial robots than the U.S., but they haven't caused job losses

By Quartz

Oct 17, 2017

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The rise of the robots, coming first for our jobs, then maybe our lives, is a growing concern in today’s increasingly automated world. As recently as Oct. 10, the World Bank chief said the world is on a “crash course” to automate millions of jobs.

But a recent report from Germany paints a less dramatic picture: Europe’s strongest economy and manufacturing powerhouse has quadrupled the amount of industrial robots it has installed in the last 20 years, without causing human redundancies.

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