What NY Times column gets wrong on robots

Courtesy of Association for Advancing Automation. By Jeff Burnstein, President of the Association for Advancing Automation

Robots don’t take away jobs.

When companies lose to their competition, that’s when workers lose jobs.

There seems to be this idea: If the robots hadn’t shown up, the jobs would have stayed. But nothing could be further from reality.

Here’s the truth: We aren’t using enough robots.

The New York Time recently published a column by Thomas B. Edsall that blames robots and artificial intelligence for the displacement of large chunks of Midwestern workers – and claims this led to today’s current political divisions.

This is a gross misunderstanding of the role automation plays in the American economy. Read more of this article on the A3 Website.

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