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Could A Robot Steal Your Job?

A worker uses a lift-assist device to install a dashboard at the Toyota Motor Manufacturing Texas plant in San Antonio.
Jimmy Maas | KUT
A worker uses a lift-assist device to install a dashboard at the Toyota Motor Manufacturing Texas plant in San Antonio.

Machines are changing the way humans interact with the world by automating the goods and services that make up daily life.

Growing concern that robots will eventually replace workers can be outweighed by a rise in productivity and performance with reductions in human error and the need for quality control. This raises questions about a guaranteed basic income in America and how the global economy could adapt to more computerized markets.

Is technology changing for better or worse? What is the economic impact of automation and what should this generation be doing to prepare for the future?

Guests:

Jan Ross Piedad is TPR’s News Operations Producer. In this role, she develops strategy on collaborative and digital initiatives for the station. Since 2016, Jan Ross has served in a coordinating capacity for TPR’s state and national partners, including The Texas Newsroom.