Will Your Job be Replaced by Robots?

In most cases, the short answer is yes, isn’t it? That seems pretty intuitive. But certainly there are some jobs, like being Bruce Springsteen, that will always require a human touch. At the same time, governments must invest in job training and explore basic income solutions.

In most cases, the short answer is “yes,” isn’t it? That seems pretty intuitive. But certainly there are some jobs, like being Bruce Springsteen, that will always require a human touch.

This interactive exercise, though perhaps already outdated, shows how likely it is that your job will be automated according to researchers Quoctrung Bui and Christopher Groskopf.

Don’t let this upset you.  If your job is high on the probability list, you have time to start looking.  And who knows?  Maybe automation will necessitate basic universal income.  Some countries are already piloting BUI programs in anticipation.  Some of those nations are also investing heavily in training people for new roles.  Sweden’s minister for employment and integration, Ylva Johansson, recently said this:  “The jobs disappear, and then we train people for new jobs. We won’t protect jobs. But we will protect workers.”  What a novel idea.

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