SEEK boss warns mid-level jobs will disappear

Middle-ranking jobs are the ones disappearing, he said.

"My theory, and I hope I’m wrong, is that once there is a downturn there will be a justification to automate roles rather than re-hire people," Mr Bassat said.

Mr Bassat said he was particularly worried about the kinds of "unoriginal businesses" which dominate the Australian economy, singling out the big banks which are all laying off staff.National Australia Bank has committed to a $1 billion cost-cutting drive, aiming to reduce headcount by 2000 a year for three years, whereas Commonwealth Bank is expected to shed about 4000 roles from asset sales alone, […]

Tech Jobs Are Evolving — Are We Keeping Up?

Tech Jobs Are Evolving -- Are We Keeping Up?

Technology by nature advances quickly. As a transportation industry analyst observed : If a Ford Mustang had evolved as quickly as the pace of computer innovation over the last 35 years, it would now get a reliable 3,666,652 miles per gallon and cost less than $5,000 to acquire. The exponential progression of technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and advanced analytics means that technologies of the future are now part of our everyday lives . This means we use them at work — and at home — every time we search on Google, use Uber, get on a […]

What’s Worse Than Being Replaced By a Robot?

What's Worse Than Being Replaced By a Robot?

Conversations around artificial intelligence and automation tend toward the apocalyptic. In January, the Brookings Institution reported that more than 35 million Americans hold jobs with "high exposure" to automation. These vulnerable professionals – occupying roles in production, food service, and transportation – could already see at least 70% of their day-to-day tasks replicated by a machine. It’s clear that these machines will soon graduate from replicating tasks to replicating entire jobs, even mechanizing entire industries. The report anticipates this massive shift and concludes with a call to action. To "mitigate coming stresses," it reads, organizations will need to pursue […]

Automation & AI won’t make low-skilled jobs disappear

Automation & AI won’t make low-skilled jobs disappear

Representational image | Photo: Krisztian Bocsi | Bloomberg Whether AI and automation will create, eliminate or modify jobs, and how much, is the central question of a never-ending debate. In 2013, the Oxford academic duo Carl Benedikt Frey and Michael Osborne published a study titled “ The Future of Employment: How Susceptible Are Jobs to Computerization? ”, which estimated that 47% of American jobs are at high risk by mid-2030.

Last year, the World Economic Forum (WEF) released The Future of Jobs 2018 report, stating that algorithms and intelligent machines are expected to create 133 million new roles globally while […]

Replaced by a robot? Workers less upset about machines taking over

Replaced by a robot? Workers less upset about machines taking over

Would you rather be replaced by a machine – or by another human? A university study delivers surprising results Would you rather be replaced by a machine – or by another human?

In the changing world of work, employees are said to feel more threatened by fellow humans taking over their jobs than by robots displacing them, according to a recent study published in the journal Nature Human Behaviour.

While people generally view artificial intelligence and automation as a threat to employment, they tend to feel less upset about a robotic/AI takeover when their own jobs are on the line, said […]

The Puzzle of Economic Progress

The Puzzle of Economic Progress

Gerard Julien/AFP/Getty Images Current academic research – into the impact of new technologies, the economics of innovation, and the quality of management, for example – may be providing ever more pieces of the puzzle. But many crucial questions about economic progress remain unanswered, and others have not yet even been properly posed.

CAMBRIDGE – Do we know how economies develop? Obviously not, it seems, or otherwise every country would be doing better than it currently is in these low-growth times. In fact, cases of sustained rapid growth, like Japan beginning in the 1960s, or other Southeast Asian countries a decade […]

Study: Humans Less Upset at Being Replaced by Robots Than by People

Study: Humans Less Upset at Being Replaced by Robots Than by People

While the debate over whether robots and automation will threaten workers’ jobs continues, a new study by the Technical University of Munich and Erasmus University in Rotterdam suggest that people would rather be displaced through automation than by another person.

As part of a study to see how workers would be react to being replaced through technology, business researchers at the universities tested various scenarios with more than 2,000 people from several countries in Europe and North America through 11 experimental studies. Christoph Fuchs The results, published in the Nature Human Behaviour journal , showed that in principle, most people […]

Employees less upset at being replaced by robots than by people

Employees less upset at being replaced by robots than by people

Generally speaking, most people find the idea of workers being replaced by robots or software worse than if the jobs are taken over by other workers. But when their own jobs are at stake, people would rather be displaced through automation than by another person. That is the conclusion of a study by the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and Erasmus University in Rotterdam.

Over the coming decades, millions of jobs will be threatened by robotics and artificial intelligence. Despite intensive academic debate on these developments, there has been little study on how workers react to being replaced through technology.

To […]

Are you blinded by the promise of AI?

Are you blinded by the promise of AI?

The business world is sharply focused on AI and ready to spend generously on what it might offer. In a recent PwC survey of 1,000 business executives, 20% of respondents said that “their organizations plan to implement AI enterprise-wide in 2019.” That’s one in five businesses planning enterprise-wide AI initiatives. According to the 2019 Harvey Nash/KPMG CIO Survey , AI/automation use is up as a board priority by 17%.

On top of that, the survey also revealed that over one-third of IT leaders worldwide believe that 20% or more of their workforce will be automated in the next five years. […]

Most people would feel better about a ROBOT taking their job than losing out to another person

Most people would feel better about a ROBOT taking their job than losing out to another person

Most people feel better about a ROBOT taking their job than they do about losing out to another person, survey reveals

A examine of 300 people says most people would somewhat lose their job to a robotic

When it got here to different people’s jobs, people say they like human alternative The discrepancy could have to do with people’s self-reflection Emotions of inadequacy have been extra widespread with human alternative The examine may assist assess the psychological affect of automation Hundreds of thousands of jobs will possible be automated all through the following 20 […]