In a statement to the BBC, Foxconn Technology Group confirmed that it was automating "many of the manufacturing tasks associated with our operations" but denied that it meant long-term job losses.

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    Since September 2014, 505 factories across Dongguan, in the Guangdong province, have invested 4.2bn yuan (£430m) in robots, aiming to replace thousands of workers.


Just remember, you are a poor replacement for the robot that your employer would prefer - especially if you are in an office job, or do blue collar stuff.

posted by user-inactivated: 972 days ago