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A new report by Verisk Maplecroft predicts that slavery and labour abuses in Southeast Asia will increase dramatically due to job losses caused by robot manufacturing.

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The displaced workers, mostly lacking skills to adapt and without access to social security, will have to get a new job in a field where there are a lot of competitors. This will lead to a very exploitative environment. The following sectors are identified as high risk: agriculture, forestry and fishing, manufacturing, construction, retail and hospitality.

Governments should start to take measures now to prevent that automation threats millions of livelihoods.

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