Could a robot do my job?

Probably, but I'm still optimistic

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The word robot comes from the Czech robota, meaning "drudgery" or "servitude." Robots are — by definition — machines created to perform tasks human workers would rather not do.

And yet there are two sides to this. As robots become more sophisticated and better at doing things deemed too boring, dangerous, or expensive for humans, they may endanger something that most of us rely upon: paying jobs.

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