Work in progress: The evolution of jobs

Rapid deployment of technology in the workplace has led to fears that some skills and professions will become redundant. However, history shows that the labour market has a way of adjusting to changes in demand
Curated by: Madhu Kapparath
Published: Aug 4, 2018
Work in progress: The evolution of jobs

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Calm companion
The complexity of making machines with emotions notwithstanding, companion robots that perform domestic chores like babysitting are complementing parents and teachers. Here iPal social robots, designed by AvatarMind, are seen at an assembly plant in China’s Jiangsu province. Designed to offer education, care and companionship to children and the elderly, the 3.5-feet tall humanoid robots come in two genders. They tell stories, take photos and deliver educational content.