University of Redlands Professor and Spatial Economist Johannes Moenius is the co-author of a 2017 report predicting a large number of jobs in hospitality, food service, and other industries would be threatened by automation.
This week, in a story from The Washington Post, Moenius agreed with other experts who believe the pandemic could accelerate the automation of jobs in sectors like hospitality.
“Some share of the population now seek out places where human interaction is avoided,” Moenius said. “That was pretty much impossible for me even to conceive, to imagine, a year ago.”
Moenius can provide commentary and insights on this topic.