As the AI Revolution Reshapes the Job Market, a Robot Very Well Could Take Your Job Someday

They'll do many things better, faster and cheaper than we can

Like blacksmiths in the age of the automobile and travel agents after the internet, some jobs simply won’t survive. Getty Images

As retailers like Walmart, Target, Kroger and Giant Food Stores bring in robots to scan shelves and floors and to automate order fulfillment, there’s a popular refrain: “These robots won’t take jobs away from people but will rather free up our human employees to focus on enhancing the customer experience.”

@lisalacy Lisa Lacy is a senior writer at Adweek, where she focuses on retail and the growing reach of Amazon.