Friday, March 24, 2017

The Robots are Coming

More than 10 million UK workers are at high risk of being replaced by robots within 15 years as the automation of routine tasks gathers pace in a new machine age.
report by the consultancy firm PwC found that 30% of jobs in Britain were potentially under threat from breakthroughs in artificial intelligence (AI),  compared with 38% in the US, 35% in Germany and 21% in Japan. In some sectors half the jobs could go.
PwC said 2.25 million jobs were at high risk in wholesale and retailing – the sector that employs most people in the UK – and 1.2 million were under threat in manufacturing, 1.1 million in administrative and support services and 950,000 in transport and storage.

Which jobs are most at risk?

Transportation and storage - 56% of jobs at high risk from automation
Manufacturing - 46%
Wholesale and retail trade - 44%
Administrative and support services - 37%
Financial and insurance - 32%
Professional, scientific and technical - 26%
Construction - 24%
Arts and entertainment - 22%
Agriculture, forestry and fishing - 19%
Human health and social work - 17%
Education - 9%

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