Robots will take away workers in developing countries, "rice bowl"
A United Nations report shows that there are many manufacturing factories in developing countries. According to the current development situation of robots, robots will rob manufacturing workers in the future and workers‘ reemployment will be a problem.
So far, automation has dominated the automotive, electrical and electronics industries and has already caused unemployment risks for low-wage workers in Mexico and other developing countries in Asia. The employment environment in North America and other developing regions is equally affected, and developing countries will soon lose two-thirds of their jobs and face the risk of exploiting low-income workers in areas where robots are not yet occupied.
The result of this new report comes from the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. The disruptive technology development brings with it multiple benefits and risks. The lack of technical content in developing countries vanished in a large amount, and automation and technological upgrading will bring about the most extreme employment hits. Robots reduce the value of human labor because robots can replace workers‘ labor, leaving more workers unemployed.
Correspondingly, in developing countries, in order to avoid unemployment, automation has forced people to seek industries that robots have not occupied, such as garment manufacturing. The report pointed out that in labor-intensive industries, large-scale automated production is still not applicable. However, the reality is that robot labor is cheaper, so the main challenge for developing countries today is still how to create jobs for low-skilled workers.