Future of robots after covid? The Covid-19 shock is bad news for the advanced capitalist economies. It is even worse news for some of the workers there: not only is their job suspended in the best of cases, but recessions are also usually strongly associated with increased automation, especially of routine jobs. Yes, you read that right: when unemployment rises-companies introduce robots. For better or worse the robots are going to replace many humans in their jobs, analysts say, and the coronavirus outbreak is speeding up the process.
The road ahead should now be clear. We need to ensure that the incoming wave of automation likely to come in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic leaves no one behind. Not only is it a moral and political imperative for progress, but it also makes perfect economic sense. Most importantly, focusing on inclusive automation might actually benefit both workers and employers. The robots and their usage solely depend on us and our intelligence of how are they used. We can use them to replace humans, we can use them to help us, serve us humans in many ways.