Robots vs labour: the state of the car industry in Thailand – the politics of the robot wave
Submitted on Thu, 2018-10-11 17:23Tewarit ManeechaiEveryone around the world is becoming aware of artificial intelligence (AI) or robots because their ability is constantly developing and they are likely to replace many jobs in the near future. What is the situation in Thailand? Are workers losing their jobs? Does Thai labour law provide adequate protection? Is the government keeping up? This report will take a look at the state of the problem and the calls for solutions. Illustration by Nattapon Kaikeaw Types of robots Let us first establish an understanding that automation is divided into 3 levels.[i] 1. Robotic Process Automation (RPA) are robots with simple automatic software that can do the regular or routine work of humans, such as basic accounting. 2. Intelligent Process Automation (IPA) is technology that helps repetitious human work or work that needs strength. These robots can do easy technology, but humans ultimately must still decide. 3. Artificial Intelligence or AI is the final stage of automation. Robots can learn, develop and decide on the best alternative from the specified variables. One example is a chatbot or a digital person who can communicate with customers and manage complaints about services. In 2017[ii], the use of robots and automation in Thailand had an overall import value of 266 billion baht and the trend was increasing, while exports were valued at 134 billion baht. Human development strategy and Thailand 4.0 In the middle of 2017, Mom Luang Puntrik Smiti, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Labour, signed a Memorandum of Understanding to cooperate in the establishment of a Manufacturing Automation and Robotics Academy (MARA)[iii] between the Director-General of the Department of Skill Development and the Chairman of the Federation of Thai Industries to develop the capacity of the labour force so that it has up-to-date skill standards for... If you wish to read this full breaking news headline, plus more articles from around Thailand and Asia like, Robots vs labour: the state of the car industry in Thailand – the politics of the robot wave, simply click on 'Read full story' below, but 1st please give us a 'LIKE' or 'SHARE' before you leave. Thank you
Published By: Prachatai - Thursday, 11 October, 2018
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