THE RISE OF ROBOTS PUT AT RISK NEARLY A THIRD OF JOBS IN BRITAIN

Automation from robotics and artificial intelligence put at risk middle-skilled and routine jobs.

The institute of Labour Economics in Germany foresees that nearly a third of jobs in Britain could be lost by the early 2030s. The advent of cheap, powerful computers and greater access to data will reduce mainly the number of jobs focused on routine information processing, calculation and decision making.

On the contrary jobs that require an high level of creativity and social attributes such as management and leadership are difficult to automate.

Likewise low-skilled jobs that required dexterity, teamwork or interaction with customers are more tricky for machines to replicate.

In this context the education sector need to focus on teaching creativity, social and communication skills and prepare people for jobs that are estimated to face lowest risk.

Although a third of jobs could be lost to robotics and artificial intelligence in the next years, related technologies could also boost the creation of new jobs elsewhere in the economy.

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THE RISE OF ROBOTS PUT AT RISK NEARLY A THIRD OF JOBS IN BRITAIN
SECRETARIAT 31 May, 2017
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