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Description: Robotics and automation startups have seen a strong uptick in interest over the course of the pandemic. And it’s easy to see which companies have a newfound interest in automating their workforce amid a seemingly endless virus-driven shutdown. But Walmart, which has long promised to take an increasing focus on such technology, has reportedly pulled the plug on one of its highest-profile partnerships.


Date: Nov 02, 2020


Questions for discussion:

  • What does the report say about why Walmart backed away from this approach?
  • Do you think this situation says anything about future management thinking about AI versus human employment?