The robots are coming.
Automation is expected to eliminate 1 million U.S. jobs by 2026. This has plenty of people panicked. But a group of California political, educational and business leaders believe the state is well-prepared to handle this transition as workers who are displaced train and move into higher-paid jobs that either can’t be done by robots or work in human-machine harmony.
Says University of California President Janet Napolitano:
Every time we undergo a major shift in technology new jobs that haven’t yet been imagined are created. We need to educate the next generation with an eye towards this unpredictable future and retrain older workers for new types of work.
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