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Taiwan's IT giant Foxconn announced it plans to replace up to half a million human workers with robots in the next three years. This comes after the company has been troubled with a series of employee suicides.
Foxconn is currently the world's largest manufacturer of computer components— assembling products for Apple, Sony and Nokia.
Currently 10-thousand robots paint, weld and assemble things for Foxconn. The company announced at an event in Shenzhen, they plan to increase that number to 300-thousand next year and to one million in 2014.
Foxconn spokesmen could not be reached for comment.
Last year, a total of at least 14 Foxconn employees committed suicide, mostly in the company's plant in China's southern city of Shenzhen. Activists blame Foxconn for poor working conditions.