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Is your job at risk from the onward march of the robots?

The danger to jobs has always been round the corner during key moments in history. Yet, in each case, the fears turned out to be more illusory. The world moved on. New types of jobs kept on getting created.

October 30, 2017 / 09:42 PM IST
A robot speaks to attendees at the Oberthur Technologies stand at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain March 1, 2017. REUTERS/Paul Hanna - RTS110JB

A robot speaks to attendees at the Oberthur Technologies stand at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain March 1, 2017. REUTERS/Paul Hanna - RTS110JB

RN Bhaskar


The topic that gripped the attention of almost everyone at the recently concluded World Economic Forum – or WEF -- was whether anyone could safeguard jobs any more. Jack Ma of Alibaba raised the ante even higher when he said that even the jobs of CEOs could be at risk from automation.

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