99 robotiq raises $23 milions

Robotiq raises $23 million to ‘free human hands from repetitive tasks’

Automation is permeating just about every industry, from logistics and transport routing to translation — even the creative spheres aren’t impervious to algorithmic interference.

One of the big fears around automation is the impact it will have on jobs, with Forrester recently predicting that 10 percent of U.S. jobs will be lost to automation in 2019.  However, a common counterargument is that this very same automation leads to new job creation. Another counterargument is that automation helps free humans from mind-numbingly tedious jobs, thereby allowing them to focus their efforts elsewhere.

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