It’s no secret that robots will take over the world one day. First, though, they’ll come for our jobs.
As everything becomes automated, robots will increasingly take over the work of actual human beings. A study by researchers at Oxford University and Deloitte found that about 35 per cent of current jobs in the UK are at high risk of computerization over the next 20 years.
Is yours at risk?
Well, you can find out right now. All you have to do is type your profession into a search box.
Oxford University academics Michael Osborne and Carl Frey calculated how susceptible to automation based on nine key skills required to perform it: social perceptiveness, negotiation, persuasion, assisting and caring for others, originality, fine arts, finger dexterity, manual dexterity, and the need to work in a cramped work space.
The research was originally carried out using detailed job data from the United States O*NET employment database. The average salary is mentioned, and the median has been used. If you’re in the military or in politics, however, you’re out of luck.
If not, type in your job and see how at-risk it is for yourself. You may find that it may be a good idea to enrol in that coding school after all.
Damn robots (do they get benefits too?).