Does COVID-19 Accelerate The Loss of Jobs To Automation?

Frank Diana
1 min readMay 21, 2020

In a virtual roundtable hosted by C-Level on May 14th, we used several polls to gain insight on how people are thinking about the post-pandemic world. The topic of the roundtable was “Rehearsing Post-Pandemic Futures.” You can view a video of the virtual roundtable Here. I posted the results of polls One and Two earlier. You can participate in those polls by visiting the posts. The third poll that we launched during the session probed the question of jobs.

The topic was already widely discussed pre-pandemic. The question of jobs lost to automation is polarizing. Now, the question takes on a new wrinkle: will the pandemic accelerate the path to automation, thereby making jobs lost to the virus permanent losses? Here is how senior leaders at the session responded:

Please take the poll below and give us your thoughts. I will consolidate future responses with the responses provided and post at a later date.

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For additional thoughts on the pandemic, see my previous posts.

Originally published at http://frankdiana.net on May 21, 2020.

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Frank Diana

TCS Executive focused on the rapid evolution of society and business. Fascinated by the view of the world in the next decade and beyond https://frankdiana.net/