There has been a lot of talk about automation lately. Some welcome it, while others fear it.
What’s the concern? Automation may be destroying jobs faster than it’s creating new ones. And new reports show that they may also be keeping your pay low.
Previously, robots only threatened jobs in industries you would expect, such as manufacturing and transportation. But they’ve since found their way into office support and retail. Now with AI (artificial intelligence), they are slowly making their way into tasks that involve thinking such as writing analytical reports and financial planning.
With all the doomsday scenarios being discussed, it might be a good idea to check whether you will have a robot boss anytime soon!
A website named willrobotbemyboss.com aims to help you do just that. Enter a job title and it will provide you with a calculation based on research data of the chance that the boss of that job position will be replaced by a robot, as well as the percent chance of the position being replaced entirely by automated robot machines.
At the moment it looks like bloggers / reporters are at an 11% chance of being replaced, so I’m safe for now. How does your position fare? Are you going to be soon reporting to a robot boss?
Millennials and students graduating out of school seem to be avoiding the automation takeover, according to a study by Indeed. They had more interest in “higher-skilled and non-routine occupations” that are “less likely to face replacement by automation,” according to the Indeed study.
It concluded that “Millennials are much less keen on occupations at high-risk of automation than other generations […] and so are better situated to ride out the disruption that will likely be caused by the coming waves of automation.”
Let’s just hope that AI doesn’t take over the world too much… (Terminator, anyone?).