Albany area found to be well-insulated from downsides of automation
Technology-assisted labor and automation have long been a viewed with skepticism by those who would fear for their jobs. Luddites in the 19th century destroyed textile machinery to preserve traditional labor practices. More recently, the 2008 Disney film Wall-E depicted sedentary humans wholly reliant on machines for daily life.
But a recent report by the Brookings Institution automation and artificial intelligence and the impact they'll have on the U.S. workforce offers some comfort to workers in the Capital Region.