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Could a Robot Save Your Job?

POSTED 05/08/2015

US businesses battling low-cost foreign competition have a seemingly difficult choice to make: either send production offshore to save labor costs, or increase domestic efficiency through implementation of automation and robotics. Opponents of automation argue that this amounts to a “lose-lose situation” for workers – they get replaced by a person making a fraction of their wage or they get replaced by a hyper-productive robot.

In this article, as seen in Christian Science Monitor, Jeff Burnstein - President of the Association for Advancing Automation (A3), the umbrella organization that includes AIA, and Robert Atkinson of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, address why these worries are mistaken.