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Robots

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Anton Decuypere

on 15 December 2017

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Transcript of Robots

To what extent should robots be implemented into society?

What is the impact of robots on productivity, employment and jobs?

Robots, what are they?
"A machine capable of carrying out a complex series of actions automatically, especially one programmable by a computer." - Oxford Dictionary
- Surge of public interest in automation and robotics.

Employment
Jobs
Productivity
- Increase productivity and competitiveness
Robotics - A Presentation by Victorine
Different Perspectives:
Economic
Environmental
Medical
Social

The Initial Perspective
- Contribute to a sense of insecurity about the employment prospects of current and future generations
Are we ignoring
the benefits?
- Increase competitiveness through faster product development and delivery
- Perform more efficiently and to a higher and more consistent level of quality than humans



- Greatest impact on those a) lack of diploma b) lack of intelligence


- Robots and employment rates (calculations by Harvard Business Review)

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-34066941

- Robots substitute labour activities but do not 100% replace jobs
- Focus on higher-skilled, higher-quality and higher-paid tasks
Will a robot take your job?
- ‘Although computer automation is not causing a net loss of jobs, it does imply a substantial displacement of jobs from some occupations to others.’ (Bessen 2016).

Conclusion
Initial thought VS.
Now
Research Question
Sources
Impact Productivity, Employment
& Jobs
- Many studies, all with different opinions
- Question is: How do we find a balance between automation and employment?
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