Australia needs to embrace, not fear, automation.
Automation comes in funny ways and is often so blindingly obvious we don’t even notice it as we adapt. Consider ATMs, which have replaced bank tellers, or apps that provide airline boarding passes.
While we may be far from a world where machines will replace all working humans, automation will help people work smarter and will give rise to new kinds of workers.
According to The Age newspaper, Over the past 15 years, Australians have reduced the amount of time spent on physical and routine tasks at work by two hours each week thanks to automation.