What a star 1,480 light years away can teach risk managers

Amateur astronomers’ discovery shows value of humans over algorithms


Blue-collar workers in developed countries have long complained about offshoring and outsourcing, which they see as direct threats to their livelihoods. Now, similar worries are bubbling up into the ranks of well-paid professionals, thanks to modern communications technology that allows their jobs to be transferred to low-wage countries. Computer programmers, radiologists trained in X-ray interpretation and paralegals have all seen their work migrate to places like India in recent years.