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Leonid Bershidsky

Automation Will Never Eliminate Human Jobs

Even in  the age of robots, the personal touch will be prized.
A little squeaky.

A little squeaky.

Photographer: Kazihiro Nogi/AFP/Getty Images

It is now widely accepted that technological advances, especially ones that make machines more like humans -- such as robotization or artificial intelligence -- are putting people out of work and will only destroy more jobs in the future. The wealth will accrue to those who own the machines, not to what's known as the middle class today. There's some good news for humans, though: The evidence of our displacement by machines is sketchy, and we should be able to adjust to the new technological era if we put our minds to it.

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