[New Scientist] Will robots and AI take our jobs in covid-19’s socially distanced era?

Briefly quoted in an article describing how COVID might accelerate the adoption of AI/Automation.

This trend towards automation and roboticisation isn’t new – but covid-19 is vastly accelerating it. “What this pandemic has done is make people extremely aware of hygiene and the need to distance”, says Richard Pak at Clemson University in South Carolina. “In these times, robots and automation definitely provide a safety benefit.”