The Importance Of Automation

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Automation is the idea that there is an unstoppable march towards progress. A majority of the time, this progress is a result of or includes technology. Due to the speed of technology, people are starting to worry about the effects automation will have on our society, specifically the job market. While some jobs will become obsolete, automation will essentially alter the way we work rather than decrease the number of jobs. Through automation, it can be seen that class, racial, and gender inequality have the potential to change in our future.
One aspect of automation that is incredibly prevalent is artificial intelligence. Artificial intelligence (AI) is the ability for machines to have human intelligence. Companies such as Apple and Amazon
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While automation and AI will result in the loss of many jobs, it will change the way we work. Work will evolve alongside technology. For example, when telephones were first invented, workers were needed to connect calls. However, this job is now obsolete and has been for decades. But at the time, it was revolutionary. This is an idea of what is to come. It will be a gradual change that society will only notice when we study context and history. This idea that we are losing jobs comes from the idea that we can see the loss of jobs. However, many are unaware of the new jobs that are being…show more content…
Most importantly, the Industrial Revolution. The Industrial Revolution was the tipping point of economic growth (Vardi 2018). With the introduction of machines, humans were now working alongside machines rather than being the machine. Although production began to involve less people, work became more efficient. The Industrial Revolution created the foundation for the economic society we currently live in and changed the way we worked. Without it, we would not have the foundation of technology and innovation that we currently use. The growth that happened during this time can be compared to the technologic growth we’ve seen in the last couple decades. Some refer to this as the Fourth Revolution (Vardi 2018). Similar to the Industrial Revolution, our society will see changes that will transform communities in a huge way.
One issue with automation is that will force people to continually revamp and adjust their skills to match the expansion of technology. While automation is not the sole reason for the loss of jobs, it does contribute to certain skills becoming obsolete. This makes it difficult for people to re-enter the job force, especially those who are not financially able to get an
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