Replacing the humans who make iPhones with “Foxbots” is going more slowly than planned

Foxconn Technology chairman Terry Gou on Friday reiterated a pledge that the world’s biggest assembler of iPhones has made many times: that in a matter of years, human workers will be in a minority at the company.

Foxconn's Terry Gou says the company plans to replace 80% of workers with robots in 5-10 years.

— Samson Ellis (@samsonellis) June 22, 2018

Gou was speaking in Taiwan at the annual general meeting of the Hon Hai Precision Industry, as Foxconn is formally known. One of the...


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