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Indicator Favs: The Rise Of The Machines

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Indicator Favs: The Rise Of The Machines

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A robot in a corridor.
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Note: This episode originally ran in 2018.

This week we're revisiting some of our favorite episodes! In 2018, The World Economic Forum estimated that by 2025, humans would be working the same number of hours as machines and algorithms. That means robots will be taking over human jobs in all sorts of sectors, including clerical and legal and other white collar professions.

This will usher in a period of great pain and anxiety for humanity, as jobs are lost and people have to retrain to gain new skills in a new reality. But it's not all doom and gloom. Robots will create jobs, too.

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