The science of robotics has made huge leaps in recent years, to the point where robots are taking over an increasing number of tasks that once were the exclusive province of humans. And the future promises to be even more disruptive. One study predicts that by the year 2050, up to 47 percent of all current employment will be affected by robotics and automation. To explain the trend and its implications on the workplace, we speak on this episode with Joe Brusuelas, chief economist with the audit, tax and consulting firm RSM US LLP. He is the author of a recent analysis that appeared in The Real Economy, RSM's monthly economic publication devoted to business issues for the middle market. Brusuelas talks about the economic and regulatory drivers behind the new wave of robotics, and explains why transportation and warehousing will be particularly hard hit. Hosted by Bob Bowman, Managing Editor of SupplyChainBrain.
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Joe Brusuelas's article, "What Technology Disruptions Mean for the Middle Market."
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