Andy Kiersz, provided by Published 11:57 am CDT, Wednesday, April 17, 2019 AP Lots of jobs involve tasks that could be taken over by robots. Bridgewater Associates, the most successful hedge fund in the world, recently highlighted a 2016 study by McKinsey & Company that analyzed what industries are most susceptible to automation. Jobs with lots of manual labor in a predictable environment could see higher automation in the years to come, while jobs involving managing human employees are likely safe for now. McKinsey pointed out that even though parts of a job could be automated with existing technology, those jobs may not entirely disappear. Visit BusinessInsider.com for more stories. The fear of robots coming for your job is one of the many challenges confronting 21st-century workers, but the machines aren't ready to take on every industry just yet. Bridgewater Associates, the massive hedge fund founded by legendary investor Ray Dalio, just released a … [Read more...] about These are the industries most likely to be taken over by robots
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Nearly 150,000 jobs in Yorkshire are at a high risk of automation according to a report from the Office of National Statistics. And for those working in retail, restaurants or in farming the chance they might be replaced by machines is more likely than not.A new report by the ONS has calculated that the probability of automation replacing you in your job if you work as waiting staff is 72.8 per cent.This means waiters are more likely to be replaced by robots or machines than Leeds United are to be promoted to the Premier League.How many jobs are at risk?The study analysed 20 million jobs across England, with the probability of workers being replaced by automation at 44.8 per cent in Yorkshire, the best of the major regions in the North.Of the nearly 1.8m jobs analysed in the region, the ONS estimates 144,000 jobs are at a high risk of automation.However, 1.1m jobs, or 66 per cent of jobs in Yorkshire, have a medium risk of automation.Where are the jobs at risk?Employees in the … [Read more...] about How likely are you to be replaced by a robot at work?
Video Will robots take your job? Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto Getty Images/iStockphoto “Will I be replaced by a robot in 10 years time?” “Will I be replaced by a robot in 10 years time?”It’s a very simple question – and one which millions of people have Googled in the past year, resulting in the creation of a website where you can find the answer to your question.Willrobotstakemyjob.com pulls data from 702 occupations and tells you the likelihood, as a percentage, that your contract will one day be replaced by an automated entity. The site processes the work of Carl Frey and Michael Osbourne, who sought to answer the robo-takeover question – for everyone ¬- in 2013. Simon Michlmayr. PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAYHere we talk to some of the people behind the percentages, to see whether they believe they will lose out to the robot revolution.MORE: Let’s make Norwich a greener, happier, healthier place by 2020 1. Watch … [Read more...] about Will your job be replaced by a robot?
Shana Lebowitz, provided by Published 10:22 am CST, Wednesday, February 6, 2019 Reuters / Fabrizio Bensch A new report from ManpowerGroup predicts the creation of more jobs across the globe as a result of automation. In some industries, however, like manufacturing, many people will lose work. To prepare for increased automation, companies are retraining their employees so the employees have skills that robots don't. We've been hearing for years now about the coming of the robots. Presumably, they're here to take our jobs and do them better. And yet a new report from staffing and recruiting firm ManpowerGroup suggests otherwise. Yes, some people will lose their jobs, but on the whole, automation will create more roles than it destroys. Manpower surveyed 19,000 employers worldwide, and found that, globally, 87% — a record high — of employers plan to increase or maintain the size of their staff as a result of automation. In the US, that number is 91%. … [Read more...] about There’s a chance that automation won’t mean fewer jobs across the board — in fact, it could mean more
By Alexandra Bruell WSJ Mon., Feb. 4, 2019 Add commercial actor to the list of jobs assumed by robots. Brands often rely on familiar celebrities when creating their pricey Super Bowl ads, but many of the protagonists during Sunday night’s game were anything but human. Sprint Corp., Anheuser-Busch InBev SA’s Michelob Ultra, Intuit Inc.’s TurboTax and Simplisafe Inc. were among the Super Bowl advertisers with commercials featuring robots in key parts, a creative trend that reflects the mood and anxieties of a society confronted with new, life-altering technology and artificial intelligence. TurboTax’s ad was perhaps the most on the nose, reassuring viewers that a robot couldn’t replace a human certified public accountant. When TurboTax’s RoboChild says it wants to be a TurboTax Live CPA when it grows up, it gets shot down by a woman who says, “All TurboTax Live CPA’s are human beings with live emotions. I’m … [Read more...] about Robots’ Lead Role in Super Bowl Ads Hint at Tech Anxieties