How coronavirus could usher in a new age of automation
From burger-flipping machines to car-building robots, not to mention high-powered software taking on more and more administrative tasks, it seems like hundreds of skills are rapidly becoming obsolete in the U.S. economy. A McKinsey study found that AI and Deep Learning could add as much as $3.5 trillion to $5.8 trillion in annual value for companies. The economic shock of the coronavirus pandemic hasn't helped. In fact, Covid-19 could be accelerating the pace of automation. Here's why, and what's being done about it.