It's no secret that the world of work is set to change irreversibly as more industries start to implement automation and artificial intelligence. A new study published by the World Economic Forum finds that women are set to be hit the hardest. In the United States, 1.4 million jobs will be vulnerable to disruption by 2026 due to technology and other factors. The report analyzed some 1,000 types of jobs throughout the country, covering 96 percent of total employment. It showed that 57 percent of those whose jobs are at risk are women.
A new report by the World Economic Forum predicts 75 million jobs will go to robots by 2025. Buzz60's Tony Spitz has the details. A link has been sent to your friend's email address. A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. A new report by the World Economic Forum predicts 75 million jobs will go to robots by 2025.
Science-fiction thrillers, like the 1980s classic film The Terminator, illuminate our imaginations, but they also stoke fears about autonomous, intelligent killer robots eradicating the human race. And while this scenario might seem far-fetched, last year, over 100 robotics and artificial intelligence technology leaders, including Elon Musk and Google's DeepMind co-founder Mustafa Suleyman, issued a warning about the risks posed by super-intelligent machines. In an open letter to the UN Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons, the signatories said that once developed, killer robots -- weapons designed to operate autonomously on the battlefield -- "will permit armed conflict to be fought at a scale greater than ever, and at timescales faster than humans can comprehend." The letter states: "These can be weapons of terror, weapons that despots and terrorists use against innocent populations, and weapons hacked to behave in undesirable ways. We do not have long to act.
Do you want the good news, or the bad news? Let's start with the bad. The World Economic Forum's (WEF) Future of Jobs study predicts that 5 million jobs will be lost before 2020 as artificial intelligence, robotics, nanotechnology and other socio-economic factors replace the need for human workers. The report says this very same technology will create 2.1 million jobs. But very different jobs from the 5 million to be lost.