The coronavirus pandemic has devastated people’s livelihoods across the world, but many are clinging to the hope that the economy will recover. Two new studies suggest that even in the event of a full recovery, permanent shifts toward automation could bring about significant social unrest.
A health worker, wearing a protective suit and a face mask, prepares to administer a nasal swab to a patient at a testing site for the coronavirus disease installed in front of the city-hall in Paris, France, September 2, 2020. (Reuters)
A robot helping medical teams treat patients suffering from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is pictured at the corridor, in the Circolo hospital, in Varese, Italy. (Reuters)