Robots Poised to Take Half the World’s Jobs in 30 Years

Robots Poised to Take Half the World’s Jobs in 30 Years

On Saturday, computer scientist Moshe Vardi told a conference of scientists that robots could leave half the world’s population unemployed in 30 years. Vardi, a computer science professor at Rice University in Houston, told the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) that, "We are approaching a time when machines will be able to outperform humans at almost any task." He added, "I believe that society needs to confront this question before it is upon us: if machines are capable of doing almost any work humans can do, what will humans do?" Vardi told Sputnik his remarks to the AAAS were meant to dramatize the situation, but his concern about the America’s economic future is real. "Productivity in the past 20 years has doubled," Vardi said, "The average wage for unskilled workers adjusted for inflation, is the same level it was in 1968." Read More: Weird Science
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