Labour has their Future of Work Commission where they have signalled a worry that the robots are going to take people’s jobs.
The problem is that Kiwi workers don’t think they will so any political party pimping that message will have their policy fall on deaf ears.
Most Kiwis in the service industry aren’t concerned about the looming threat of their jobs being taken over by robots, a study has found.
Late last year, Massey University surveyed the opinions of roughly 140 employees from 50 companies throughout New Zealand and found 87.5% of them disagreed with the statement “smart technology, artificial intelligence, robotics or algorithms could take my job.”
Massey University school of management senior lecturer David Brougham completed the study and tells NBR he isn’t surprised by the result because there was less awareness about the issue last year.
“Despite experts like Bill Gates and Stephen Hawking warning about mass unemployment in the future, it seems few New Zealanders are making any plans to change out of jobs that might disappear over the next five to ten years,” Dr Brougham says. Read more »