Educating students in a world run by robots

Stop educating students for jobs that won’t exist

The robots are coming – and they may put your friendly neighborhood retail staffer out of work.

Home-improvement superstore Lowe’s recently began employing robot sales assistants in some of its stores. The robots can answer questions in multiple languages and take customers directly to what they’re looking for.

Lowe’s isn’t alone. What used to be the stuff of science fiction is now reality. In hotels, hospitals, restaurants and newsrooms, robots are taking jobs that only humans used to do.

Other jobs to be replaced by robots: lawyersjournalists, and telemarketers. NPR has an online interactive for you to see if your job is next to be replaced by robots.

(Edit, fixed spelling mistake in title. 🙂

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