3 of the world's 10 largest employers are now replacing their workers with robots

Discussion in 'Business & Economics' started by Plazma Inferno!, Jun 20, 2016.

  1. Plazma Inferno! Ding Ding Ding Ding Administrator

    Apparently, three of the world's 10 largest employers are already replacing tens of thousands of their workers with robots:
    • Foxconn, a key manufacturing partner for Apple, Google, and Amazon, is the world's 10th largest employer and it has already replaced 60,000 workers with robots, according to a recent note written in part by analyst John Seagrim at CLSA.
    • Walmart, the third-largest global employer with 2.1 million workers, wants to replace its warehouse stock-checkers with flying drones that can scan miles of shelves in a fraction of the time.
    • US Department of Defense, the No.1 global employer, is already ;flying the world's largest fleet of unmanned aerial vehicles - drones, basically - in its various Middle East conflicts. The US DoD has at least 7,362 RQ-11 Ravens in operation for instance.
    The bad news is, the 10 largest global employers shows the world's biggest workforces shows the potential for axing workers in favour of machines. Of those 10, only the UK's National Health Service - with its massive army of doctors and nurses doing unrepetitive, unique tasks - looks like hostile territory for robots. The other nine are rich with rote, repetitive tasks that might be better performed by software.

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  3. Russ_Watters Not a Trump supporter... Valued Senior Member

    Only 3 out of 10? I'mean surprised it is that low, but maybe the rest are pure service companies. But either way, welcome to 1794!
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  5. gmilam Valued Senior Member

    Always a future in robot maintenance.
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  7. Xelasnave.1947 Valued Senior Member

    They have robots to do that.

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