Is Tech Threatening Women’s Jobs?
Technological advancements and artificial intelligence (AI) are revolutionising manufacturing for industries around the world.
The International Federation of Robotics estimates that the global stock of operational industrial robots would have increased to 3,053,000 units by 2020, with the capability to help produce cars, electronics and new machinery.
However, the scale and pace of AI in disrupting jobs is a concern and automation may work to widen the existing gaps in workforce participation. Sewbots or autonomous sewing machines are redesigning the textile and apparel supply chain where they can potentially do the work of 10 people.