Sunday, September 24, 2023

The robots are coming! But not for our jobs

Workplace figures from Statistics Canada show that between one and five years after robots are adopted in a workplace, firms that bring on the machines see about 20 per cent more employees than they had before adding the robots, CBC reports. More robots could increase productivity for Canadian companies, according to researcher Jay Dixon, whose research showed that while Canadian companies tended to hire more people after investing in robots, the distribution of jobs changed, with companies hiring more lower-skilled and higher-skilled workers.

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