Thai students learn how to use a robot at the Innovation Center for Robotics and Automation Systems in Bangkok on June 22. Manufacturing, farming, forestry and fishing, construction, retail and hospitality are the sectors in Southeast Asia where workers are most likely to be replaced by robots, according to risk consultancy Verisk Maplecroft. Photo: EPA-EFE

Rise of robots fuels slavery threat for Southeast Asian factory workers, analysts say

Drastic job losses because of the growth of automation in the region – a hub for many manufacturing enterprises – are expected to increase labour abuses and slavery in global supply chains

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Thai students learn how to use a robot at the Innovation Center for Robotics and Automation Systems in Bangkok on June 22. Manufacturing, farming, forestry and fishing, construction, retail and hospitality are the sectors in Southeast Asia where workers are most likely to be replaced by robots, according to risk consultancy Verisk Maplecroft. Photo: EPA-EFE
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