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Moshe Vardi | June 14, 2013

Published on June 11, 2013

Moshe Vardi, professor of computer science and director of the Ken Kennedy Institute for Information Technology at Rice University, stopped by Bauer Business Focus recently to discuss how technology and automation are rendering certain jobs obsolete.

On Bauer Business Focus — A conversation on how technology and automation changing the job landscape with Andrew Schneider, business reporter for KUHF 88.7 FM.

From phones to cars to basic communication, technology plays a huge role in everyday life. As it continues to be a driving force for consumers and businesses, automation technology is changing the way business is done.

Moshe Vardi, professor of computer science and director of the Ken Kennedy Institute for Information Technology at Rice University, stopped by Bauer Business Focus recently to discuss how technology and automation are changing the job landscape for career searchers.

“Since the Industrial Revolution, technology does eliminate some jobs, and that causes hardships, but it creates new jobs. If you’re looking over the last 200 years, technology has not destroyed jobs more than it creates new jobs,” Vardi said. “If you look at what’s happened in the past 30 years, you’ll find that jobs are destroyed faster than created and this is accompanied not by the job situation, but other factors as well.”

As technology continues to become more agile, smarter and cheaper to produce, some jobs may turn to automation, according to Vardi.

Click here to hear the full interview.

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