Almost 1.5million jobs are at risk of being replaced by robots, a new survey by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) has revealed. Women and young people are at higher risk than other demographics in their jobs. A total of 7.4 per cent of all jobs are under threat, a figure which is slightly down from the 8.1 per cent number from 2011. Almost 1.5million jobs are at risk of being replaced by robots, a new survey by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) has revealed. The ONS analysed the jobs of 20 million people from 2011 and 2017 in England and found that that 7.4 per cents are at high risk of automation.
The rise of automation has led experts and workers to debate whether robots will steal jobs, augment employees, free them up to do more complex tasks, or some combination thereof. While potential benefits of the artificial intelligence (AI) revolution include more productive work and employees, this technology could also lead to upheaval in the job market, according to a recent report from SmartAsset. And certain states will feel the impact more than others, the report found. The report examined data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics and Oxford University, comparing the jobs most likely to be impacted by automation to the number of workers holding those occupations in each state, to determine the vulnerability of each state's working population. The American South faces the most trouble, the report found, with several of those states making the top 10.
Computers are after your jobs, and they're coming fast. According to Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk, artificial intelligence (AI) will beat humans at just about everything by 2030. We're already seeing the fast-food worker at the local McDonald's replaced by an interactive kiosk, so are farmers' livelihoods next? That is, if you believe some of the really terrifying research coming out of the University of Oxford. According to the report, machines will be superior to us in translating languages by 2024 and writing school essays by 2026.