Robots to Replace Low-Middle Workers
Conversations / July 19, 2017

Knowledge workers being replaced with automatic processes. Some have argued that knowledge workers will be the first to be replaced by automation with information systems. (Valacich 6) The common factory workers have already been replaced by mechanics, allowing companies to remove the human need, in replace to the automatic mechanical process. This continued move forward has now encroached to other areas of work, including food, and information systems. Most recently in the news is McDonald’s replacing human cashiers with digital kiosks. (Eichenwald, 2017 June 19) During the Milken Institutes Global Conference the theme, ‘The Future of Human Kind’, touched base on this topic. In their words, there is no need for the average, middle-class worker. (Placko, 2016 May 8) The idea is to replace all lower and middle workers with robotics and AI processing. I personally would also apply this same concept toward certain analyst positions in white collar jobs. The push for robots to make the human life better may also be removing the personal freedom and joy of the common worker. In short, I believe this trend will continue to move forward, replacing human workers with faster, cheaper electronic automation. The website Fast Company commented on jobs to be…