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Robots Are Coming for Europe’s Jobs

Latest Robotic Technology On Display At Automatica Trade Fair
Photographer: Martin Leissl/Bloomberg

Robots are coming for people’s jobs in Europe, and the countries in the ex-communist east are particularly vulnerable.

With the use of industrial robots rising globally, the average worker in Slovakia -- the world’s top car producer per capita -- faces a 62 percent median probability that his or her job will be automated “in the near future,” the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development said Tuesday.