AI is destroying jobs, but it’s also making it safer to work

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Robots, automation, and artificial intelligence will forever change the future of work.

These technologies will eliminate jobs and even industries, but they will also make workers safer and more efficient.

Perhaps no workplace gives a better window into this future than a remote Oregon forest where loggers are seeing their jobs totally transform. Much like the Luddites before them, today’s workers are fighting an economic battle as much as a technological one.

The Future of Work is part of What Happens Next, a series of deeply reported short documentaries that examine aspects of life poised to transform radically in the next decades. We’ve spent two years traveling the world to find the people who aren’t simply making predictions about the future, but are already living them out.