May 9, 2015

Jobs And Unemployment: Will Robots And Algorithms Permanently Replace Humans In The Labor Force?

Around World War II, seven workers used to man freight trains. As recently as the 1970s, five member crews were common. Now, it's down to just two, an engineer and a conductor. Today railroads are even pushing for single-member crews.

"The old guys, they used to talk about how much things had changed," recalls J.P. Wright, 45, a Louisville-based locomotive engineer who started in 2001. "And that's where I'm at now."

Read more... http://www.ibtimes.com/jobs-unemployment-will-robots-algorithms-permanently-replace-humans-labor-force-1913082

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