Workers would rather lose their jobs to bots than humans

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Workers would rather lose their jobs to bots than humans

New study looks at the psychological reactions to human versus robotic job replacement

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Being replaced by a robot in the workplace would be less devastating for employees than if their jobs were taken over by other humans.

In the age of automation, an international study, published in the journal Nature Human Behaviour, delved into how workers react to the possibility of being replaced by technology.

“Over the coming decades, millions of jobs will be threatened by robotics and artificial intelligence. Despite intense academic debate on these developments there has been little study of how workers react to being replaced through technology,” said the researchers...

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