An alarm for us – technology may kill our jobs soon

Dewi Safitri writes in Jakarta Post column: “Automation, robotics and artificial intelligence are predicted to destroy employment in developed countries over the next three years according to the World Economic Forum – about 5 million jobs altogether. The International Labor Organizations estimates that 56 percent of jobs in South-east Asia are at risk from similiar trends within 20 years.”

“Most threatened are the low skilled workers in footwear, clothing and textile industries who currently serve as the backbone to the economies in Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and Indonesia.”

“Technology is, in short, a killer for all.”

“Otherwise, too much technological change may just deliver too many problems in our future.”

Read full: We’re not ‘ojek’ drivers – but technology may kill our jobs soon.


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