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Automation is causing a delicate dilemma, business leaders say

Three business leaders discussed how automation is changing the workplace during the Peter F. Secchia Breakfast Lecture March 21. Any work that is done in a routine fashion or involves an algorithm is subject to automation, said Fred Keller, founder and chair of Cascade Engineering in Grand Rapids. Keller joined John Kennedy, president and CEO of Autocam Medical, and Spencer Stiles, president of Stryker Instruments, in a roundtable discussion about automation. The three business leaders were part of the Peter F. Secchia Breakfast Lecture, "Convergence of Automation and Work," held March 21 in the L. William Seidman Center on the Pew Grand Rapids Campus.

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