BHP calms fears over automation

Original article by Nick Evans
The Australian – Page: 22 : 4-Apr-19

BHP, Rio Tinto and Fortescue Metals Group are ramping up their investment in technology, including driverless trucks and automated drilling rigs. However, BHP executive Rag Udd has told a conference in Brisbane that Australia is underperforming with regard to the adoption of robotics. He said the nation has about 0.6 robots per thousand employees, compared with the OECD average of 1.61. Udd also argued that the growing tend toward technology in the mining sector creates new jobs and safer jobs rather than fewer jobs.

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