Robots are taking our jobs. But San Francisco is taking a stand | World Economic Forum

A man shakes hands with a robotic prosthetic hand in the Intel booth at the International Consumer Electronics show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada January 6, 2015.   REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY) - RTR4KAY2

A new study from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) estimates 38% of US jobs could be lost to automation by the early 2030s.

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This article is published in collaboration withBusiness Insider

   

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The tech industry collectively face-palmed when Trump’s treasury secretary said earlier this year that the threat of robots taking human jobs was “not even on our radar screen.”

There is a growing evidence that robots and artificial intelligence could displacehuge swaths of the American workforce in the next couple of decades, much sooner than the “50 to 100 more years away” timeline that Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said he expects.

In San Francisco, where robots already run food deliveries for Yelp’s Eat24 and make lattĂ©s at a mall coffee kiosk, one politician is working to ensure the city stays ahead of the curve

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2017/05/san-francisco-is-doing-the-once-unthinkable-to-stop-robots-taking-our-jobs/

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