Robots Would Occupy 68% of the Jobs in Costa Rica in the “Not Too Distant” Future

    Advances in telecommunications, robotics and artificial intelligence are making certain tasks less dependent on human beings

    Must Read

    Creating a Conscious alternative news network that we feel the world needs. Pura Vida!

    68% of jobs in Costa Rica could be occupied by robots, according to a study by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) that analyzed the future of work in Latin America and the Caribbean.

    Of 12 countries included in the analysis, the highest proportion is found in Guatemala and El Salvador, where 75% of the workforce could be replaced by robots, however, they are closely followed by Ecuador and Costa Rica with 69 and 68 % respectively.

    TIP: Get our latest content by joining our newsletter. Don't miss out on news that matter in Costa Rica. Click here.

    Acceleration of new technologies

    And it is that one of the effects left by the COVID-19 Pandemic is the acceleration in the adoption of new technologies that allow tasks to be carried out remotely. However, advances in telecommunications, robotics and artificial intelligence are making certain tasks less dependent on human beings.

    According to the study in Latin America and the Caribbean, it is estimated that a large part of the region’s workers occupy positions with a high probability of automation. This implies that almost three out of every four jobs could be filled by machines in the not too distant future.

    The opposite is the case in the United States, where only 47% of jobs would be held by robots. However, change will be slow in coming as developing countries have a slower technology adoption rate than more advanced economies. Only 0.6% of robots produced globally end up in the region

    While the United States has 131 robots for every thousand workers, Chile and Colombia only have 10 and 3, respectively. One reason is that the cheaper the labor and the more expensive the machines, the less incentive there is to automate tasks.
    When observing the most demanded occupations in Latin America, it is concluded that there are jobs that will continue to need human skills, which can be classified into four categories: routine or non-routine, and manual or knowledge.

    What is important is not the occupation, but the type of tasks
    The highest paying jobs are concentrated in the group of workers who perform non-routine cognitive tasks, such as designing a web page or an advertising campaign. This categorization of occupations between routine or non-routine, and between manuals or knowledge transmits an essential idea: what is important is not the occupation, but the type of tasks that are carried out, the study points out.

    Relocate to beach work remote
    Resonance has been created to bring together a community of digital nomads, entrepreneurs, innovators, wisdom keepers, alternative thinkers, mentors and light leaders from all over the planet to bridge the gap between demanding work and living a lifestyle that offers the opportunity to live and work in an environment that is nourishing and supportive.

    LIKE THIS ARTICLE? Sign up to our newsletter and we will send you updates of our latest content as soon as they are available. Click here.

    - Advertisement -
    - Advertisement -

    Latest News

    China Dethroned the United States as the Most Innovative Country in the World

    China has become the world's greatest innovator by being the first country in terms of the number of patents in force and the constant increase in its applications to protect its intellectual property rights
    - Advertisement -

    More Articles Like This

    - Advertisement -
    Language »

    Get TCRN In Your Inbox & Never Miss Any News That Matter In Costa Rica!