SCARED OF LOSING YOUR JOB TO A ROBOT? THE INTERNET OF THINGS IS MORE OF A THREAT
By Clive Longbottom, Founder and Research Director of Quocirca and author of the upcoming BCS book The Evolution of Cloud Computing
There has been much chatter on the internet around how the increasing sophistication of humanoid robots such as Honda’s Asimo or Nanyang Technological University’s Nadine means that many people will face losing their jobs. Countering this have been people who have pointed out that the same was said when, for example, James Hargreaves introduced his Spinning Jenny in 1764, threatening the jobs of handweavers, and Henry Ford designed his first assembly line in 1913. However, it is not really the human-faced robots of ...