Robot staff sees steady surge in China’s ammo factories

Jan 05, 2018, 7:13 AM EST
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More than one-fourth of China’s ammunition factories have automated their processes, replacing human workers with smart machines that show no concern over the dangerous environment of such a workplace.

The transition has not only enhanced productivity by over 5 times, it offers China a lucrative way to meet workforce shortage in factories that are feared as hazardous and unsafe by a majority of job seekers, notes Futurism.

China’s ambitious military modernization drive, with an expanding role for Artificial Intelligence, however alarms critics, who believe this could spur a new race with other countries as they broaden AI’s role in weapon development to match pace with Beijing.