The Fourth Industrial Revolution is reshaping the world of work entirely. Robots, automation and AI are taking on more of the processes that were previously carried out by humans. Meanwhile, workers are finding their jobs reshaped by the gig economy, outsourcing and other changes. It’s no surprise that employees are worried (even if most of them consider their own jobs to be safe).
However, two decades into the Fourth Industrial Revolution, it’s becoming clear that the robots are not here to replace us, but to help us. More of us will be working with robots – or ‘cobots’, as they are becoming known – and many will find themselves taking on more rewarding tasks as robots handle the rest. In many parts of the world, employees already understand that.