Workers at risk
The third-Eudaimon Censis report on corporate welfare has shown some concern on the part of Italian workers against robots and artificial intelligence. There are about 7,000,000 fact employees who consider new technologies as a threat rather than real, which might compromise the security of their jobs.
The main concerns are for the workers, with 89% of respondents who expressed his uncertainty about the future. The value is reduced to 85% for the entire category of workers, a number still very high, which is indicative of widespread pessimism.
50% is considered probable that, to cope with the "competition" of the machines will begin to impose the pace of work more intense. This would inevitably lead to an increase of stress in the workplace and, consequently, to a greater dissatisfaction on the part of the employee.
No wonder then that according to 33% of workers and 43% of the workers, the worse working conditions.
It also fears a reduction of wages. This fear is shared by 70% of respondents and 74% of the workers. For 58% there is even certain that it will earn less in the future.
The data also shows how the gains are distributed unequally. Who has been working in the technology sectors have significantly higher revenues than any other. We talk about double average earnings, a sign of a new market, lively and that seems to have much more to say.
Concerns such as those exposed find fertile ground in times like this, while the coronavirus triggered panic across the world. Hard not to think of Chinese factories being closed for fear of contagion, contagion to which machines, robots and artificial intelligence are immune. Companies do not just distribute wealth, but to generate profits. It is therefore clear that the time will go towards a change that will shadow the human component. This will likely continue to be necessary, albeit in different forms.