With the rise of automation and artificial intelligence, the age of the human workforce might be numbered.
Human Resources Minister M Kula Segaran said that a radical change to the working ecosystem is coming within the next 20 years.
Up to 54% of current jobs in the country is vulnerable to disruptions due to the neverending advancements in technology.
As companies make leaps towards automation, the need for human labour is rapidly decreasing.
Almost half of the companies in Malaysia are expected to reduce their full-time workforce in favor of automation by as soon as 2022.
80% of semi-skilled jobs are at high risk of being taken over by automation and digital technologies!
Just to give you an example;
Retails salesperson, cashiers, waiters, bartendersâ€¦ We have robots that can do that!
Taxi drivers, Grab drivers, delivery ridersâ€¦ Guess what, self-driving vehicles are already on the roads!
In order to counter this robot apocalypse Malaysia must improve and adapt to the inevitable progress of technology and innovation.
Kula Segaran said that the country must move from our current labor-intensive manufacturing and service jobs, towards increasing the high-skill workforce which currently lies at only 28% or just 4 million people.
So what do you say Malaysia? Do you think your job might be taken over by a robot anytime soon?
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