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What Really Happens To Our Jobs When Automation Takes Over?

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Cafe X robot in San Francisco.

The idea of robots taking over our jobs has been part of our popular culture for decades. And, it’s generally true. As we advance, machines increasingly do the work that people used to do. 

So, at what rate is that happening and are we at risk of losing jobs en masse because of artificial intelligence? San Jose Mercury News reporter Leonardo Castaneda says in the Bay Area, maybe not. He investigated the question in his latest article entitled ‘Why robots won’t kill the Bay Area’s job growth’.

Hana Baba is host of Crosscurrents, KALW's weeknight newsmagazine that broadcasts on KALW Public Radio in the San Francisco Bay Area.