robot “This fear that robots haveeliminated jobs — this fear is not supported by the evidence sofar,” says World Bank Chief Economist Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg.(Image: Shutterstock)

The rise of automation has so far had a negligibleimpact on jobs at a global scale, the World Bank chief economistsaid, despite common gloomy predictions that humans are set to bereplaced by machines.

While advanced economies have shed industrial jobs over the last two decades, therise of the same sector in East Asia has more than compensated forthe loss, according to an annual report published by theWashington-based international financial institution.

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