Tech giant is rolling out new robots to replace workers in hotels, airports and supermarkets

A Korean tech giant on Thursday announced new robots that take aim squarely at the jobs of many services industry workers around the globe.

There have long been predictions that advances in artificial intelligence and automation could end up eliminating millions of jobs over time, and tech companies have been testing robots to carry out a variety of tasks — from working in a pizza parlor to making deliveries that could greatly affect the services industry in the future.

For its part, South Korean giant LG Electronics is the latest company that is planning to sell robots to solve tasks currently completed by humans.

  • South Korean students will create South Korean-made machines that will put Canadians out of work.

    I’ll bet that there are Canadian parents sorry that they let their snowflake major in philosophy.

  • andycanuck

    Coming soon to Ontario.

    • BillyHW

      Do robots come in Lesbian Premier?

      • canminuteman

        Lesbian premiers come in robot. Is that the same thing?

      • egg0

        No, or perhaps I should say not yet. Which is not to say that they are not inserted therein. If you count a vibrator as a mark 1 sexbot.

  • Clausewitz

    Seems that $14/hr was the break even point for amortizing robots into the work force. Plus Robots don’t get pregnant, strike, picket, or form Unions.

    • BillyHW

      Where can I get a robot?

    • shasta

      “Robots don’t get pregnant” They may be working on that.

  • Exile1981

    So if robots are going to replace millions of jobs why are we bringing in 3rd worlders to do jobs that are going away?

    • Lightstream

      My thoughts exactly.

    • bob e

      so we can be diverse peoples & not discriminate
      against the robots. Robot racism is a crime ..

  • canminuteman

    Can we buy stock in LG Electronics?

  • Hard Little Machine

    In the end, everything is a Dalek

  • egg0

    You don’t suppose the “Fight for 15” got a little financial help from LG Electronics and its prospective competitors, not excluding Google?