In today’s workplace, it is Hal versus Dilbert – and Hal is winning
In the early 1900s, almost half of the workforce was employed in the agricultural sector. Developments in farm equipment – tractors, combines, etc, – would alter the landscape of the industry and the workforce itself. The situation was not dire as many workers simply migrated to the cities to work in factories.
In today’s world, however, many tasks once performed by humans can easily be replaced by cheaper and faster computers or artificial intelligence (AI). Martin Gorbis takes to the pages of The Economist to examine the rise of AI and its impact on blue- and white-collar jobs.