The Changying Precision Technology, a company that produces mobile phones, and uses automated production lines, replaced most of its workers with robots. The factory used to be run by 650 employees, but now just only 60 people remain. Robots took over the rest of the work.
The company saw positive changes in the workplace, as well as in the production results after acquiring robots in their system.
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According to the company,
their production increased by 250%, while the defective products were reduced by 80% when the robots arrived. Luo Weiqiang, the general manager, says the number of employees will someday drop to 20.
This isn't the first time that companies started replacing human work force with robots. Just recently, a Japanese insurance company
swapped their human employees with droids.
According to a report created by Dr Carl Benedikt Frey and Associate Professor Michael Osborne from the University of Oxford, there’s an over 90% chance that robots will take over the jobs.
He speculated that those who are working in the following fields may someday be replaced with machines: masons, budget analysts, tax examiners and collectors, butchers and meat cutters, retail salespersons, geological and petroleum technicians, hand sewers, abstract searchers, watch repairers, new account clerks, tax preparers, order clerks, loan officers, legal secretaries, radio operators, tellers, hotel and restaurant hostesses, cashiers, real estate brokers, polishing workers, dental technicians, pesticide sprayers, telephone operators, cooks (not chefs), rock splitters, gaming dealers, and the list goes on.
Though companies are witnessing good results regarding this change, people cannot help but feel insecure about their future. Government officials from all over the world have been discussing about the solution to avoid the agony. The best answer so far is to come up with a universal income
. However, most countries still debate about this issue.