- Nov 23, 2010
There is such a thing as too much, too soon. Companies need to invest in both humans and machines.
With Amazon retraining its workforce to the tune of $700 million, nearly a third of the company’s U.S. workers will become accustomed to more tech-intensive responsibilities. This effort—one of the most historically forceful on Amazon’s part—sets the stage for the company to figure out whether its stated mission of ditching its own human workforce in favor of smart robots is a go.
Regardless, if companies overreach, lose money, or waste time trying to "ditch" their human workforce in favor of our machine overlords those hustlers still get paid.