Tuesday January 03, 2017

Japanese White-Collar Workers Are Already Being Replaced By Robots

Robots aren't happy just taking factory jobs anymore, they are now taking white-collar jobs in Japan as well. Just think about how much money the company will save when all the humans are replaced.

Fukoku Mutual will spend $1.7 million (200 million yen) to install the AI system, and $128,000 per year for maintenance, according to Japan’s The Mainichi. The company saves roughly $1.1 million per year on employee salaries by using the IBM software, meaning it hopes to see a return on the investment in less than two years. Watson AI is expected to improve productivity by 30%, Fukoku Mutual says. The company was encouraged by its use of similar IBM technology to analyze customer’s voices during complaints.