Up to 30% of Russian labor force may be replaced by ROBOTS!!!

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Up to 30% of working people in Russia apparently could, apparently, be pushed out of their jobs by automation by 2025; though experts warn that while some professions may be lost as a result of the new technologies, others may be created: https://rueconomics.ru/350220-ekspert-ocenil-prognoz-o-potere-raboty-dlya-treti-rossiyan

It's true, the trend to automate and robotize is penetrating even over there too.

Especially, of course, in manufacturing, like in other countries; such as the GAZ car and truck factory, below, where robots now do the hardest work, like welding

But they are emerging into the service industry as well.

For example, just last week, Teremok, a famous Russian fast food chain, introduced Marusia, a female robot which helps customers order and pay


Previously, since October of last year, the supermarket chain Lenta also introduced moving, talking customer service robots


Sberbank also now has robot assistants in many of their branches, at least in the big cities


Back in 2016, a special IT-oriented school affiliated with a local university in Kazan, Tatarstan, introduced Russia's first ever robot teacher too

It is able to carry on complex conversations with the students, both on and off the lesson subject, and seems to possess a sense of humor too, cracking funny jokes.

Etc. A worrying trend, for some there. Especially as the government is increasing the retirement age and wants people to work longer...
 
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Up to 30% of working people in Russia apparently could, apparently, be pushed out of their jobs by automation by 2025; though experts warn that while some professions may be lost as a result of the new technologies, others may be created: https://rueconomics.ru/350220-ekspert-ocenil-prognoz-o-potere-raboty-dlya-treti-rossiyan

It's true, the trend to automate and robotize is penetrating even over there too.

Especially, of course, in manufacturing, like in other countries; such as the GAZ car and truck factory, below, where robots now do the hardest work, like welding

But they are emerging into the service industry as well.

For example, just last week, Teremok, a famous Russian fast food chain, introduced Marusia, a female robot which helps customers order and pay

I rather doubt that the fetching young female to the right is very much worried about competition from the 'female' robot Marusia, though she does seem to be worried about something.
 

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I rather doubt that the fetching young female to the right is very much worried about competition from the 'female' robot Marusia, though she does seem to be worried about something.
lol True...

And, FWIW, Teremok did say Marusia is NOT replacing human cashiers. YET :D

In future though, they're all screwed...
 
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I rather doubt that the fetching young female to the right is very much worried about competition from the 'female' robot Marusia, though she does seem to be worried about something.
lol True...

And, FWIW, Teremok did say Marusia is NOT replacing human cashiers. YET :D

In future though, they're all screwed...
Asian Persuasion ;):Das we used to say in the military Yea she is HOT no doubt lol.
 

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Asian Persuasion ;):Das we used to say in the military Yea she is HOT no doubt lol.
What's interesting, is that most fast food jobs in Russia are already low paid and socially undesirable.

Most positions, at, for example, Burger King, below, are filled by immigrants, documented and not, mostly women, from ex-Soviet Central Asia, the -stans




Because Russian citizens, especially the white Slavs, see such work as beneath themselves... The Asians, on the other hand, take any job that comes their way, they got families to support, back home... They get paid, like, a dollar an hour in these restaurants...

Officially, they are supposed to be able to show valid ID, including passport, every employee, as this memo says

But that's bs.

And, yet, apparently, Teremok, for one, thinks even that is too expensive?
 
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What's interesting, is that most fast food jobs in Russia are already low paid and socially undesirable.

Most positions, at, for example, Burger King, below, are filled by immigrants, documented and not, mostly women, from ex-Soviet Central Asia, the -stans




Because Russian citizens, especially the white Slavs, see such work as beneath themselves... The Asians, on the other hand, take any job that comes their way, they got families to support, back home... They get paid, like, a dollar an hour in these restaurants...

Officially, they are supposed to be able to show valid ID, including passport, every employee, as this memo says

But that's bs.

And, yet, apparently, Teremok, for one, thinks even that is too expensive?
Looks like they serve BEER at fast food joints in Russia? That's an interesting cultural difference from America!
 
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You can get beer and wine at grocery stores, here in Ontario



Pretty sure not at Burger King though lol
You can certainly get beer at nearly all grocery stores in America. Maybe there's a few communities where that's prohibited, but not very many. Wine is less common, I think. I don't know if it's actually ILLEGAL for a fast food restaurant to sell alcohol, but I've NEVER heard of it before. Which is why I was a bit surprised to see the beer being poured in that Russian fast food place!
 
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