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International Federation of Robotics (IFR): In the post-COVID-19 economy, robots create job opportunities  2020/05/25
The International Federation of Robotics (IFR) pointed out that the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) News recently released a research report on robotics and the job market by economist Daron Acemoglu:
"How many jobs do robots really replace?" The conclusion is wrong
The International Federation of Robotics (IFR) in Frankfurt, Germany issued a press release on May 14 stating that more and more companies around the world are increasing the use of industrial robots: during the five-year period from 2013 to 2018, the number of robots installed globally will be approximately There is a 65% growth rate, reaching 2.4 million units. During the same period (2013-2018), the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics report showed that the employment rate of the auto industry, which uses the most robots, increased by 22%. Job opportunities also increased from 824,400 to 1,005,000 ︒
These facts contradict the findings of economist Daron Acemoglu recently published in the MIT Press Room. Daron Acemoglu (Daron Acemoglu) based on the data between 1990 and 2007, inferred that robots have a negative impact on the overall employment of blue-collar jobs in the United States.
However, recent experiences in the United States, Europe, and Asia have shown that for economies after COVID-19, the adoption of robots may become a key factor in productivity growth. The study with Daron Acemoglu is precisely related to On the contrary, these are also the achievements of the International Robot Federation over the years.
Milton Guerry, President of the International Federation of Robotics (IFR), said: “The impact of automation on employment is no different from previous technology-driven reforms. Automation can increase productivity, but the competitive advantage of automation will not take people’s job opportunities, and vice versa. It can automate tasks, increase work, and create new job opportunities."
Research Report of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development: "Tenfold Increase in Productivity"
OECD Research: “Ten times more productive”
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) "Ten times more productive" research report pointed out that the productivity difference between companies that effectively use technology and companies that are not effectively used is as much as ten times. The soft skills and technical knowledge required in the -19 epidemic economic era require close cooperation between the government, enterprises and educational institutions. The government’s policy incentives should also encourage enterprises to invest in training and support education funding.
Renaissance of industrial production
Global companies have also learned lessons from the COVID-19 epidemic and are now reassessing and reviewing the business model of the global supply chain. This move may accelerate the introduction of robots, as well as the revival of industrial manufacturing in the region and bring job opportunities. Even if some industries are still unable to get rid of the economic recession, the International Federation of Robotics (IFR) also predicts that robots and automation technology will be greatly promoted after the epidemic.
IFR Robots and Jobs (Robots and Jobs) related research report download:
[IFR positioning paper The impact of Robots on Productivity, Employment and Jobs]
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