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Japanese white-collar workers are already being replaced by artificial intelligence

by Dave Gershgorn, Quartz

Most of the attention around automation focuses on how factory robots and self-driving cars may fundamentally change our workforce, potentially eliminating millions of jobs. But AI that can handle knowledge-based, white-collar work are also becoming increasingly competent.

One Japanese insurance company, Fukoku Mutual Life Insurance, is reportedly replacing 34 human insurance claim workers with “IBM Watson Explorer,” starting by January 2017. Continue reading Japanese white-collar workers are already being replaced by artificial intelligence