Automation, AI Taking Over Walmart, But What Will Happen To Workers?

Posted on AllSides April 13th, 2023
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Automation and AI will soon take over Walmart's stores and warehouses, performing servicing and fulfillment duties, but that may not be bad news for its workers.

According to an announcement by the retail giant earlier this month, by the end of 2026, close to 65% of its stores will be serviced by automation, while roughly 55% of fulfillment center volume will move through automated facilities. Nonetheless, Walmart expects to maintain or increase the number of people it employs.

This may sound contradictory, as it would seem to make humans redundant....

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