Robotics & Geopolitics: Automation Could Affect U.S. Jobs and Politics

According to a new study, U.S. jobs in certain states are particularly vulnerable to being replaced by automation. As in the rest of the world, this will shape policy — and countries are starting to respond, each in its own way. Also, Taiwan has turned to artificial intelligence and drones for self-defense, and Iran joins Japan in applying AI to government itself.

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Automation to shape U.S. jobs and voter reactions

Robotics development: A new report said that 10 states rank highest in for potential losses of U.S. jobs from automation. Financial advisory firm SmartAsset ranked the states based on the kind of jobs workers are doing in each state and which occupations are most likely to be automated.

According to the report, the 10 states are (in descending order) Nevada, South Dakota, Wyoming, Louisiana, Montana, South Carolina, Mississippi, Florida, Texas and Alabama.

Geopolitical significance: There is a lot of debate over whether robotics and AI will lead to job losses. For example, the World Economic Forum (WEF) recently predicted that 75 million jobs could disappear by 2025, while 133 million new jobs will be created.

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