It's started and the World Economic Forum predicted last year that the rise of robots and AI will result in a net loss of 5.1 million jobs over the next five years in 15 leading countries
The World Economic Forum has said robots and AI could replace 5.1 million jobs by 2020 Science fiction has long imagined a future in which humans are ousted from their jobs by machines. For 34 staff at a Japanese insurance firm, that vision just became a reality. Fukoku Mutual Life Insurance is laying off the employees and replacing them with an artificial intelligence (AI) system that can calculate insurance payouts. The firm believes it will increase productivity by 30%.