Industry leaders claim robots will create, not kill, American jobs

robot arms factory (nataliya hora shutterstock)

Companies are convening on the Automate 2013 conference in Chicago to discuss robotics, automation, and what it all means for the future of industry. Some reports of late have expressed concern that the robot-driven future could have worrying implications for the workers whose jobs could be replaced, but according to the New York Times, the consensus at Automate is that machinery will actually stimulate the workplace. The International Federation of Robotics (IFR) has said that factory automation will “directly and indirectly” create between 1.9 million and 3.5 million jobs around the world by 2020.

Robots will create up to 3.5 million jobs by 2020

“It’s important to remember that manufacturing produces more jobs in associated areas…

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