Parking attendants are being replaced with autopay systems. Similarly, supermarkets are increasingly introducing self-checkout machines. All these bring to question: Are machines going to replace humans?
“Some jobs may have already been replaced by machine automation, but we are still a long way off from being replaced by machines,” says Muhamed Ali Hajah Mydin, CEO of the Penang Skills Development Centre (PSDC).
“It does not mean you cannot be made obsolete. Industry 4.0 affects everyone – from the fishball seller in the wet market to the engineer in a multinational company. If it has not affected you by now, it may, five years into the future,” he says.
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