Automation Technology and Its Impact On Jobs

Fundamental to technological advancements are a transition from manual labor to automation. While automation has been a buzzword over the past 5 years, this concept has been streamlining manual processes as early as the steam engine in the 1800s. Yet, this new era of automation and artificial intelligence has invoked fear of a society in which computers replace both blue collar and white collar jobs. Despite what it may seem, technology has not replaced labor, but improved task efficiency and provided workers the time to focus on other tasks. Over the course of history, the adoption of new technology has created jobs, increased productivity, raised earnings, and increased the demand for skilled labor. History of Automation Over the course of history, advancements in technology have transformed repetitive human processes into…

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