Op-Ed: Up to 57% of jobs at risk from automation? Maybe

Op-Ed: Up to 57% of jobs at risk from automation? Maybe

Sydney – The doomsday scenario for the workforce and the 20th century way of life, automation, is coming. The problem is that nobody’s too sure exactly what will happen. Will it be that bad? Better? Worse? Clueless, more like.

Some researchers are citing the 57% figure as ballpark, based on projections over coming decades. United States numbers in these research scenarios are pretty scary. “Projections” is slightly better than an educated guess, but it’s a big number. Other researchers cite much lower figures, which doesn’t help clarify anything much. In fact, the plague of predictions about the impact of automation […]

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