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Jakarta Post

Analysis: Are we ready for automation?

  • Moekti P. Soejachmoen


Jakarta   /   Wed, June 13 2018   /  01:50 am

Advancement in technology leads to a new world. Although automation is several decades old, the development of highly intelligent technologies, such as robotics and those based on different forms of artificial intelligence (AI), have only recently emerged.Several jobs have been replaced by technology and automation, while others are starting to become obsolete. However, the net effect of job creation still needs precise calculations. In addition to that, a number of jobs are redefined with new requirements on skills and education.Automation is inevitable as it will come whether we are ready or not. Countries need to be prepared for the emergence of automation by implementing policies and helping individuals and businesses to reap the maximum benefits. Policies are also needed to mitigate negative impacts from the displacement of several categories of workers from their current roles. In ...