Workers must reskill or lose their jobs to robots, say experts

WORKERS should be offered training and re-skilling in fields such as data analytics and artificial intelligence so that they do not lose their jobs to Industrial Revolution 4.0 (IR 4.0) technologies, an economist and academic said.

Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) president Dr Syed Hussain Syed Husman has said that as many as 60,000 people could lose their jobs this year, the bulk of them in the manufacturing and construction sectors.