Saturday, March 25, 2017

One third of US jobs at risk to robots

LA Times:

(snip)

It said that in the U.S., 38% of jobs could be at risk of automation, compared with 30% in Britain, 35% in Germany and 21% in Japan.

The main reason is not that the U.S. has more jobs in sectors that are universally ripe for automation, the report says; rather, it’s that more U.S. jobs in certain sectors are potentially vulnerable than, say, British jobs in the same sectors.

For example, the report says the financial and insurance sector has much higher possibility of automation in the U.S. than in Britain. That’s because, it says, American finance workers are less educated than British ones.

I have been writing about the continued acceleration of automation. As robotics and artificial intelligence advance I expect employers to replace workers. Why wouldn't they? Your employer does not want to be friends with you.

You are there to perform a required task. If they can get a robot to do it then you will be replaced.
This is why you need to thinking about how you will create value and utility. Most people are clueless to what is happening and how quickly things are changing. Do not be one of those people.

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