In the past, there have been many illustrations and speculations of robots or AI “Artificial Intelligence” replacing workers to do a man’s job either as a factory worker, a garbage collector or even as a cab driver.
This concern over technological unemployment is hardly a recent phenomenon. Throughout history, technological progress has vastly shifted the composition of employment, from agriculture and the artisan shop to manufacturing and clerking, to service and management occupations.
Now, the rapid rate of technological and digital advance threatens human workers. And many people fear a jobless future and their anxiety is not unjustified as the world is constantly changing. But how close are we to losing our job with robots or these automated machines? Or is the concern over technological unemployment has it only been proven to be just exaggerated?