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Machinery makers look to AI, robots to combat labor shortages

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By Junko Horiuchi

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Machinery makers look to AI, robots to combat labor shortages

What really happens is the machinery makers looks to haken companies to combat labor shortage.

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Having worked with most of the robot manufacturers in Japan and been to the factories we are only seeing the tip of the iceberg related to the application of robotics and more intelligent control.

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As long as safety standards don't drop

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@gogogo - Actually there are some really interesting things happening with safety standards. There are new standards for Collaborative Robots which are being adopted globally. There are also well developed standards for software safety.

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No such thing as a labor shortage in Japan. Rather, a lack of jobs which pay a living wage for a reasonable amount of time at work.

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Forget the manpower shortage. The real problem ahead is the lack of tax revenue to pay all the future pensions and whathaveyou.

People pay tax...machines don't.

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Machinery makers look to AI, robots to combat labor shortages

That should be “Skilled labor shortages” there are plenty of laborers, but very few of them have skills.

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