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What Are The Effects Of Automation Booms After Corona?

ByMike Paul

Oct 22, 2021

The jobs in different sectors are gradually automated due to the pandemic. This is mainly due to the fact that the companies mainly face worker shortages as well as higher labor costs. Earlier it was considered that the service sector jobs to be safe as the robots would not be able to provide the required human contact which is expected to be demanded by customers.

Top impacts to know about the implementation of automation

Since 2020, the pandemic has threatened the health of many people and at the same time poses a long-term threat to many jobs. Due to labor shortages as well as an increase in labor costs, many companies mainly started to automate the work of the department.

According to some of the earlier observations, the wave of automation mainly creates more work. But at the same time, it unreasonably eradicates some of the less-skilled work that many of the low-income workers mainly depend on. This mainly results in growth pain in any country’s economy. Different people mainly say that automation must ideally relocate workers to some of the better as well as more interesting jobs. The same is happening now, but it is growing at a faster rate.

Improvements in the case of robotic technology have mainly authorized machines to do some of the tasks previously done by humans. Some of these tasks mainly include throwing off the pizza dough, transferring the hospital linen, inspecting the gauges, as well as sorting of goods. The pandemic has expedited their recruitment. The main reason for this is that the robots won’t get sick or spread any disease. They also do not require leave to deal with some of the unexpected child care emergencies.

This has got the greatest influence on poorly educated women. This group has disproportionately occupied low- as well as medium-wage jobs which are mostly being exposed to automation and viral infections. These typical jobs mainly include salespeople, cashiers, administrative assistants, hospital assistants, as well as caregivers for the elderly and the sick.

Disadvantages of automation after Covid

Below are some of the important disadvantages one must take into account about the automation after covid:

  1. As it is a known fact that automation can prove highly effective. This can also help in bringing someone a positive return on investment. This may also require a fairly high capital cost. That’s why someone makes the decision to recommend considering both the investment needed as well as the ROI someone expects to achieve.
  2. It is a normal fear of many employees that they may lose their job in the case of automation. But the company instead of firing them from their job must transfer them to some other area of work. In most cases, the worker whose job has mainly been taken over by the machine mainly undergoes a period of emotional stress.
  3. The high rate of automation may endanger human privacy and can pose a threat to civilization.

These are some of the important facts to know about automation booms after Covid.

Mike Paul

Mike was one of the founding members of DMR, he was a pivotal figure in the early stages of DMR. Mike has since left the team to pursue his career in software development.