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The 12 Jobs Most At Risk Of Being Replaced By Robots
Business Insider ^ | 03/12/2014 | Hayley Peterson

Posted on 03/12/2014 1:57:02 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

Mobile robots and "smart" computers are threatening to replace up to half the U.S. workforce within the next decade or two, according to a Bloomberg report.

The report cites an Oxford University study that identified more than 700 occupations at risk of computer automation.

Here are the jobs that are most at risk, based on the study.

(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Computers/Internet; Science; Society
KEYWORDS: jobs; robots; technology
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1 posted on 03/12/2014 1:57:02 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

I find it hard to believe that paralegals and legal assistants are going to be replaced by robots, as this article says.


2 posted on 03/12/2014 1:59:54 PM PDT by Parmenio
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To: SeekAndFind

If they can replace Loan Officers, then couldn’t they replace most government employees with robots?


3 posted on 03/12/2014 2:01:35 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: SeekAndFind

While technology has its uses I have never understood the drive to eliminate people from the workforce. What are all these displaced people going to do? Be programmers or engineers, I doubt. We will create an atmosphere where 2/3 of our society cannot find a job. There is no useful purpose behind being an actor or philosopher. Somebody has to make stuff.

I for one like doing all my business with people not machines. I don’t want people out of the loop making decision and other critical paths like airline pilots (not in article but coming) or security personnel


4 posted on 03/12/2014 2:02:24 PM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Revolting cat!
Television talking head.


5 posted on 03/12/2014 2:03:23 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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To: Parmenio

I find it hard to believe that lawyer’s won’t.


6 posted on 03/12/2014 2:03:57 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (To the left, everything must evidence that this or that strand of leftist theory is true)
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To: Parmenio

Legal forms are being automated (templates) and what isn’t being automated is being outsourced to India.


7 posted on 03/12/2014 2:04:11 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Wish Lawyers was at the top of that list instead of the bottom.


8 posted on 03/12/2014 2:05:14 PM PDT by TruthWillWin (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I hope it mentions toll booth operators.

It appears to me that many of them exist just to take in enough tolls to support their salary and benefits.


9 posted on 03/12/2014 2:05:24 PM PDT by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: Mr. K
I hope it mentions toll booth operators.

Have you heard of E-Z-Pass?

10 posted on 03/12/2014 2:07:32 PM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: blueunicorn6

RE: If they can replace Loan Officers, then couldn’t they replace most government employees with robots?

How are Loan Officers like government employees?


11 posted on 03/12/2014 2:08:16 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Seriesly?

Are we back in the 70’s “crisis mode”; DANGER, WILL ROBINSON! DANGER!

What’s next; “Will your job will be outsouced to an off-shore 3rd-world contry?”

Reality sux.


12 posted on 03/12/2014 2:09:23 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel
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To: SeekAndFind

Musicians and singers? Haven’t they heard that some people prefer “live” music?


13 posted on 03/12/2014 2:09:53 PM PDT by ransomnote
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To: a fool in paradise

The form itself is just a template. A paralegal often has to collect information, organize it and put it into the template, such as an estate’s assets and debts (probate) or medical costs (accident claims). This requires a sentient being who can make judgments about the quality of the information and who knows enough to ask the lawyer when something doesn’t look right. I agree that certain data input chores are being done in India, but only in civil litigation cases involving massive numbers of documents.


14 posted on 03/12/2014 2:10:38 PM PDT by Parmenio
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To: Mr. K

“Toll booth operators”

I’m guess they are govt employees? Unionized?
And voting Democrat?

Sounds like rock solid job security to me....


15 posted on 03/12/2014 2:11:01 PM PDT by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: ransomnote
When I was in japan, I saw a Robot in Tsukuba Science Center doing Michael Jackson


And there really are Robot Musicians...

16 posted on 03/12/2014 2:14:26 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: Parmenio

RE: The form itself is just a template. A paralegal often has to collect information, organize it and put it into the template, such as an estate’s assets and debts (probate) or medical costs (accident claims).

But that is also true for Loan Officers and Loan Administrators...


17 posted on 03/12/2014 2:15:34 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: Resolute Conservative

From society’s perspective, you are IMO absolutely correct.

From an employer’s perspective, they are likely to have no choice. If a competitor can switch to robots and undercut your price 20%, you either switch to robots yourself or go out of business, in which case your employees are out of a job anyway.

IMO this is the biggest problem of our society, and almost nobody is talking about it. It is the real driver behind the global increase in income inequality liberals love to talk about. More and more of our population is going to be falling out the bottom of the job market. There will simply be no economic demand for anything they are capable of doing or of learning to do. What are these people going to do with their lives?

It is indisputable that industrialism, technology and the free market have for the last several centuries been the drivers behind the greatest expansion of human potential, wealth and freedom in history.

While wealth will continue to expand, there is IMO no guarantee that the free market, which will drive this switch to tech instead of people, will continue to be a benefit for most people and for society as a whole.

Past performance does not guarantee future performance.

I think conservatives need to start thinking about what we can base our ideology on IF the free market goes south on us.


18 posted on 03/12/2014 2:16:42 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: blueunicorn6

Ever been to a government office? Half the people do nothing all day long. You could replace them with potted plants and get the same amount of production from them.


19 posted on 03/12/2014 2:17:07 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Sherman Logan

RE: What are these people going to do with their lives?

Learn to make and program Robots I guess... until the Robots learn to make and program other Robots...


20 posted on 03/12/2014 2:18:56 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

They have eyes.


21 posted on 03/12/2014 2:20:20 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: SeekAndFind

Cool but what about live music? Hmmmm...maybe the younger generations don’t have the interest in live music since they are raised on iPods.


22 posted on 03/12/2014 2:23:39 PM PDT by ransomnote
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To: Parmenio

Not robots, computers with fill in the blank legal forms.


23 posted on 03/12/2014 2:26:20 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Steely Tom

There is a complete electronic toll road around Toronto. As you enter and exit cameras photo your license and you get a bill at the end of the month. Its been around for a while now and it ain’t cheap but you don’t ever interact with anyone.


24 posted on 03/12/2014 2:31:28 PM PDT by xp38
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To: a fool in paradise
Legal forms are being automated (templates) and what isn’t being automated is being outsourced to India.

No wonder the subpoena I was just served instructs me to "do the needful".


25 posted on 03/12/2014 2:34:09 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: SeekAndFind

You would think doctors were safe...but using the internet, some x-rays are now read buy Radiologist in India.


26 posted on 03/12/2014 2:36:39 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: SeekAndFind

And in related news, Sheila Jackson Lee thinks the Constitution is 400 years old . . . .


27 posted on 03/12/2014 2:36:58 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: SeekAndFind
I install and support automation.

Trust me when I tell you that there is no job loss ratio. It just shifts labor from the grunt pool to the clever grunt pool.

28 posted on 03/12/2014 2:38:41 PM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I’d like to see reporters and lawyers go. Congressmen too.


29 posted on 03/12/2014 2:38:53 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: SeekAndFind
. . . . until the Robots learn to make and program other Robots...

The Robots will be working and living and having romances while we humans are fat and floating around on our hover beds drinking cupcakes-in-a-cup like in the movie, Wall-E.

30 posted on 03/12/2014 2:38:54 PM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: SeekAndFind

That’s the standard response.

Unfortunately, the majority of the human race just isn’t smart enough to function effectively in a high-tech environment.

Up to perhaps 250 years ago, the primary demand for human labor was for muscle power. Galley rowers, serfs, slaves, etc. For a lot of these “jobs” even fairly severely retarded people would work just fine.

Starting with the industrial revolution, increasing numbers of jobs required some degree of intelligence in addition to muscle power. This was fine, as most people’s intelligence was underused anyway.

Increasingly in recent decades, muscle power is irrelevant. More and more intelligence is needed for the jobs that are truly in demand.

People dodge this issue by claiming that the problem just means we need more education.

But native intelligence puts an upper limit on the extent to which a person is capable of being educated.

The other issue is that fewer and fewer people are needed in raw numbers. In 1950 GM was probably the most valuable company on the planet. Directly and indirectly it employed hundreds of thousands, possibly millions of people.

Today Apple and Google are probably two of the most valuable companies. They employ, by comparison, very few people, especially Google.

A great deal of wealth is being produced by very few people. Extrapolate this trend a few decades and you have immense wealth being generated by even fewer people.

What is everybody else going to do?


31 posted on 03/12/2014 2:39:14 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: ransomnote

RE: maybe the younger generations don’t have the interest in live music since they are raised on iPods.

You can manufacture any singer with enough auto tuning technology.

Watch this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irk3_p15RJY

HOW TO CREATE A SEXY POP STAR (Even if she can’t sing )


32 posted on 03/12/2014 2:39:14 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

No mention of politicians?


33 posted on 03/12/2014 2:40:23 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Funny, I didn't see male gigolo anywhere on the list.
34 posted on 03/12/2014 2:42:54 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: SeekAndFind

I did not see ‘engineers’ on that list.


35 posted on 03/12/2014 2:44:29 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: Mastador1
Funny, I didn't see male gigolo anywhere on the list.

Coming to a city near you...

36 posted on 03/12/2014 2:44:58 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: Drango
I went for my physical in September of 2013. I just got a letter from the radiologist telling me that there was an immediate need to contact them.

I also got a letter from my doctor's cardiologist specialist to tell me I have an urgent condition to be seen for.

I have a left branch bundle condition I have lived with for 30 years. I explained that to them and they were confused by my nomenclature.

The radiologist concern was because they had my name wrong.

Welcome to the modern version of the people's healthcare.

37 posted on 03/12/2014 2:45:40 PM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: SeekAndFind
hooters photo: Hooters girls HootergirlsII.jpg

Bartenders... Right...

38 posted on 03/12/2014 2:50:21 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: Snickering Hound
Bartenders like these don't take time off...

39 posted on 03/12/2014 2:51:46 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Ahhh! You must have the extended list.


40 posted on 03/12/2014 2:52:17 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Sherman Logan

What free market?


41 posted on 03/12/2014 2:52:43 PM PDT by Jacquerie (A senate of the states will not seat judges hostile to the tenth amendment. Article V.)
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To: Jacquerie

Markets always exist. Some are more free than others.


42 posted on 03/12/2014 3:00:15 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: SeekAndFind
Replacing News Anchors and Actors don't even require physical robots, CGI will do.
Half our politicians are already mindless robots, so proof of concept has already been done.

43 posted on 03/12/2014 3:04:22 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: a fool in paradise

Gee, Have not seen Max Headroom in years.


44 posted on 03/12/2014 3:15:07 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (as)
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To: Snickering Hound

I have a feeling there will always be some place for young girls such as these HOOTER’S girls.


45 posted on 03/12/2014 3:16:16 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (as)
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To: Drango

I can’t even get my coffee made right at a
Dunkin Donuts, I should feel confident that someone from India will detect a cancer in my films???


46 posted on 03/12/2014 3:27:02 PM PDT by ObozoMustGo2012
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To: Buckeye McFrog

“... instructs me to “do the needful”. “

LOL, I looked that up, and incredibly, that was commonly heard, printed, and read in American English until the early 20th century. When you hear Indians speak, you are hearing early 20th century British English.


47 posted on 03/12/2014 3:29:21 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: Snickering Hound

I won’t go to Hooters because they count beers and cut people off.

They are BEER teases, as well as...


48 posted on 03/12/2014 3:30:41 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: SeekAndFind
(Excerpt) Read more...

{sigh} The word limit always seems to magically be right before the critical information. Are you sure this is an "excerpt" and not a "teaser?" Do you know or even care how annoying that is?

49 posted on 03/12/2014 3:35:15 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: The Antiyuppie

They missed one who has already become a “robot”.
Our “golfing robot” ODUMBO.

He is functioning like one with a few bad parts here and there. Time to junk him too.


50 posted on 03/12/2014 3:35:35 PM PDT by DaveA37
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