It is time to address the elephant in the room — jobs. First, I must confess that I was wrong to casually dismiss this issue in past posts. More than the technology itself, for automation to be successful, we need it to enhance (not destroy) human society. If one-third of the workforce is displaced then we have failed.
The past week, I participated in the RoboBusiness conference in Silicon Valley. I think all of us were blown away by how far the industry has come in the 12 years since the founding of the event.