AI: From Great Villain To Global Manufacturing Equalizer
EnterpriseAI, November 26th, 2019
November 26, 2019,
Volume 260, Issue 4

When computers were introduced to businesses in the 1950s and 60s, some people looked at them in fear

''They will replace us all,' they cried. Today, the computer industry is a pillar of our economy, employing millions and propelling society forward. Ironically, some of the same people who have made billions in those industries are warning us that 'we will all lose our jobs to AI and robots,' and believe that one of the main sectors under threat is manufacturing.

In the past decade, numerous European and American cities have lost millions of manufacturing jobs. The city I was born in, Monfalcone, Italy, renowned for building massive cruise ships, is one of them. However, in my city none of those jobs were lost to AI, robots or automation..."

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