Some economists are saying that the world is entering a “second machine age.”
Artificial intelligence and other advancements are enabling robots to perform tasks that, until recently, only human eyes, hands and minds could handle.
In this episode of Moving Upstream, we traveled through Asia to see the next generation of robots. And we were amazed by the capabilities of the newest machines.
The possibilities unleashed by artificial intelligence could eventually lead to human workers being replaced by robots in occupations that have yet to be affected by automation. For an example, check out the robotic chef in our video.
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Last year, Chinese demand for robots grew more than 20%. Companies are buying them in response to a steady rise in employee wages. But the global impact of the acceleration in robotic automation is difficult to calculate — even for economists who are experts in the digital economy.
“This is a moment of choice and opportunity. It could be the best 10 years ahead of us that we’ve ever had in human history or one of the worst,” says Erik Brynjolfsson, director of MIT’s Initiative on the Digital Economy. “The tools by themselves are not going to lift up the billions of people who are being left behind.”