Walmart Adding Robots to Automate Tasks–Says Will Not Cut Jobs Due to the Machines

Published by , October 30, 2017 11:57 am

(DigitalTrends)  Walmart is planning on using robots to automate certain mundane tasks. The world’s largest retailer said it hopes to use automation to “handle tasks that are repeatable, predictable and manual, like scanning shelves for out-of-stock items, incorrect prices, and wrong or missing labels.” The robots have already been deployed in multiple stores in Arkansas, Pennsylvania, and California. Now, the company is preparing to expand the project to 50 additional stores.
Jemery King, the company’s CTO, has said that the company is not planning on cutting any jobs due to these machines. King says that the tasks these machines are meant to accomplish are ones that humans find boring.

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