Sunday March 26, 2017

US Will Be Hit Worse by Job Automation Than Other Major Economies

A new study claims that robots could steal 40% of US jobs by 2030. Obviously, the US isn’t the only country affected by automation, but it will be the most hard hit due to the majority of positions involving routinized tasks that can be easily performed by artificial bodies. Here is another article that lays it all out with bar graphs.

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Nearly 40 percent of jobs in the U.S. may be vulnerable to replacement by robots in the next fifteen years, according to a new study by the research firm PwC. Other major advanced economies have fewer jobs at risk. The study estimates that 30 percent of jobs in the United Kingdom could be threatened by technical advancements in automation from AI and robotics, compared to 35 percent in Germany and 21 percent in Japan. The U.S. has a higher percentage of jobs under threat by automation because more workers in the U.S. are employed in positions that require routinized tasks, like filling out paperwork.