A brave new world of work

3 Dec 2018

FARGO — We're a long way from the science fiction realms of Westworld, Blade Runner or Star Wars, where robots, androids and artificial intelligences do the dirty jobs, cater to our whims, and sometimes pay us back with bloody R-rated rebellion.

But change is coming to many, if not most, workplaces.

Robotics, AI and machine learning already have a major impact. Just ask the folks in the U.S. auto industry, which employs nearly half of the nation's robots — and a lot fewer assembly line workers.

For workers to survive and thrive in the workplace in the next couple decades, the ability to adapt and learn, perhaps through multiple careers, will be key.

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