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Effect of automation on poorer, developing countries

Link: https://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2016/sep/20/robots-automation-end-rapid-economic-growth-poorer-countries-africa-asia?CMP=share_btn_tw

 

This makes a lot of sense. A lot of the time, manufacturing is outsourced to poorer countries because of looser regulations and cheaper labor. However, with more and more processes becoming automated, the need to outsource things is becoming obsolete. Poorer, developing countries have to start thinking about other things that can drive their economies because outsourced labor may soon well be a thing of the past.

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I am sure that automation will greatly affect the jobs outsourced to developing countries. Usually, the jobs that are outsourced require a lot of manual labor and repitition, jobs like these are very vulnerable to automation because a machine can easily learn patterns and can produce output at a faster, more consistent rate. 

 

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