Job loss

Recently, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan issued interim report on “The vision of new industrial structure”. It says that 7.35 million jobs (12% of total job of year 2015) will be lost because of the evolution of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and robots if there will be no special actions.


This forecast might be reasonable when we review the past history. During last 60 years from 1955 to 2015, the share of agriculture and forestry jobs were decreased from 35% to 3% (decreased 12.78 million jobs).


Jobs were shifted from agriculture and forestry jobs to non-agriculture and forestry jobs in the past, but it is expected that AI and robots will replace human jobs. I think we should rethink future lifestyle.


By benefiting from AI and robots, let’s enjoy our life whether or not we will be job loss or free from labor.