Pros And Cons Of Automation

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Identical to what is in the word “automation”, it is a system that consists of automatic components of machines that enhance a manufacturing process. Other people may define it as “the replacement of human workers, by technological alternatives (machines, computer programs, robots and so forth.)” (Danaher, 2016). Some others may even call it “the second machine age”. (Danaher, 2016). The increased amount of technology that we have today, is what allows automation to continue to grow in factories. Automation not only affects the United States, but it also affects other places in the world such as China and South Korea. These are not necessarily either good or bad effects, because there are many different ways to look at the situation. Automation…show more content…
There are pros and cons that come with every situation, some outweigh others. Automation eliminates human error, computers and robots are designed so they can do things to a more precise level than a human being could. Computerization also eliminates the need to hire new employees and or managers, which is a good thing to companies so that they do not have to worry about paying new people or worrying about finding someone to do the job. When computers are put into place for human jobs, they eliminate the most boring tasks and busy work from humans schedules. (Martin, Dummies). Doing this causes humans to need to expand their educations to gain better skills for harder jobs that the computers are not created to do… yet. One pro/con in one: “Investments in automated programs create new jobs, but with different skill requirements. The factories are highly automated, but those workers who had not been trained and able to make the transition to jobs that require far more computer and technical skills, were left behind.” (Fortune, 2016). There are many more pros to automation, but there are also several different cons as well, including the process that people would have to undergo to update the programs of the computers and robots. It would also be timely and extremely costly to upgrade the systems and make them better as they are rapidly becoming more technologically advanced. (Martin,
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