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Korean Workers Need to Make Space for Robots, Minister Says

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WATCH: South Korean Minister of Employment and Labor Lee says citizens must learn how to work alongside machines if they want to thrive in a post-pandemic world.(Source: Bloomberg)
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South Koreans must learn how to work alongside machines if they want to thrive in a post-pandemic world where many jobs will be handled by artificial intelligence and robots, according to the country’s labor minister.

“Automation and AI will change South Korea faster than other countries,” Minister of Employment and Labor Lee Jae-kap said in an interview Tuesday. “Not all jobs may be replaced by machines, but it’s important to learn ways to work well with machines through training.”