Study finds workers would rather be replaced by a robot than another person

A trio of researchers with the Technical University of Munich and Erasmus University Rotterdam has found evidence that suggests workers would rather be replaced by a robot rather than another human being. In their paper published in the journal Nature Human Behavior, Armin Granulo, Christoph Fuchs and Stefano Puntoni describe responses from several groups of people regarding job security, and what they found.

Study finds workers would rather be replaced by a robot than another person

A trio of researchers with the Technical University of Munich and Erasmus University Rotterdam has found evidence that suggests workers would rather be replaced by a robot rather than another ...

Wed 7 Aug 19 from TechXplore

Most people would rather lose their job to a robot than another human

Most people would prefer a robot to take their job if they had to lose it, but they would prefer to see another human step in if a co-worker was going to lose theirs

Mon 5 Aug 19 from Newscientist

People don’t want to see workers replaced by a robot—themselves excepted

When it's your own job, you'd rather not be replaced by another person.

Wed 7 Aug 19 from Ars Technica

Most people would feel better about a ROBOT taking their job than losing out to another person

Respondents tended to take a human replacement as an indictment on their own ability, making them feel devalued and doubtful of themselves, where robots evoked less personal reactions.

Tue 6 Aug 19 from Daily Mail

Employees less upset at being replaced by robots than by other people

Generally speaking, most people find the idea of workers being replaced by robots or software worse than if the jobs are taken over by other workers. But when their own jobs are at stake, people ...

Fri 9 Aug 19 from Eurekalert

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