Workforce Consultants Tackle Future Phobia

There is a great deal of fear-mongering in the mainstream media about how technology, and artificial intelligence, in particular, is poised to disintermediate…

There is a great deal of fear-mongering in the mainstream media about how technology, and artificial intelligence, in particular, is poised to disintermediate humans in the world of work. The sentiment is shaping an international discourse of anxiety fueled by forecasts that automation will lead to an economic dismantling resulting in joblessness and wage erosion. It is also infecting politics, as can be seen in one person’s bid for the White House in 2020. Andrew Yang, the New York-based businessman and tech entrepreneur is hoping his campaign slogan—The robots are coming!—will mobilize voters to support his platform calling for universal basic income. 

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