The Impact Of Robots On Employment

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Aho, Karen. "The Robotics Industry: Creating Jobs, Closing The Skills Gap." Techniques: Connecting Education & Careers 90.7 (2015): 22-25. Academic Search Premier. Web. 3 Apr. 2016.
In this article, Karen Aho evaluates the possible outcome of the growing robotics industry, focusing on potential employment issues in the near future. It is expected that robotics will create numerous jobs and increase productivity in industries. This is a reliable source because the author is an experienced and credited journalist, but the authenticity of her claims can be brought into question, as she has no firsthand experience in this field.
This article will be very useful as its topics pertain to the possibilities that workforce robotics has. Specifically,
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"The Impact of Robots on Employment." Artificial Intelligence. Ed. Sylvia Engdahl. Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2008. Contemporary Issues Companion. Rpt. from "The Robotic Economy: Brave New World or a Return to Slavery?" Futurist (July-Aug. 2006): 50-55. Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 5 Apr. 2016
In this article Arnold Brown looks at the possible change in the relationship between humans and robots in the future. He believes that as robotics becomes more advanced there will be fewer jobs that humans are responsible for doing.
Arnold Brown is the chairman of the board of World Future Society which is responsible for investigating possible technological advancements in the future, making him an extremely credited source on the topic of robotics effects on jobs.
In Brown’s article, he brings up a terrifying question that could soon become a reality. If we were able to produce perfect robotic beings capable of nearly all possible jobs would they be seen as slaves? This information will be of great use in my paper, for if robotics were to advance to a level from which we could create sentient beings, how would we decide if it is morally wrong to make them work in extremely harsh environments as they do now. Overall, this article shows a negative reality that could come from advancing the science of
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"Can A Robot Do Your Job? It Depends. (Cover Story)." ENR: Engineering News-Record 273.10 (2014): 42. Academic Search Premier. Web. 5 Apr. 2016.
In this article Rubenstone writes about the potential of robots in the work environment. He believes that not all jobs are at risk, in fact he believes only very few are. Jobs that rely on creativity and social skills are believed to be safe from this upcoming technological take over.
Jeffrey is a products editor for engineering news record. A company which covers a vast amount of topics pertaining to the field of engineering which makes him a valuable source for this paper.
Robots obviously perform better at all manufacturing related professions, they can run at an constant non-stop pace which any human would be unable to do. Which makes them a better alternative to human based labor. This information reinforces my idea that the fact that robots will be replacing humans in these fields is for the best. We will be able to increase production speed immensely. “Thornton, Kathryn.” Answer Book: 10,001 Fast Facts About Our World. Washington: National Geographic Society, 2015. Credo Reference.Web. 3 Apr.

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