Skip to comments.What Jobs Will the Robots Take?
Posted on 01/24/2014 2:28:11 PM PST by Second Amendment First
It is an invisible force that goes by many names. Computerization. Automation. Artificial intelligence. Technology. Innovation. And, everyone's favorite, ROBOTS.
Whatever name you prefer, some form of it has been stoking progress and killing jobsfrom seamstresses to paralegalsfor centuries. But this time is different: Nearly half of American jobs today could be automated in "a decade or two," according to a new paper by Carl Benedikt Frey and Michael A. Osborne, discussed recently in The Economist. The question is: Which half?
Another way of posing the same question is: Where do machines work better than people? Tractors are more powerful than farmers. Robotic arms are stronger and more tireless than assembly-line workers. But in the past 30 years, software and robots have thrived at replacing a particular kind of occupation: the average-wage, middle-skill, routine-heavy worker, especially in manufacturing and office admin.
Indeed, Frey and Osborne project that the next wave of computer progress will continue to shred human work where it already has: manufacturing, administrative support, retail, and transportation. Most remaining factory jobs are "likely to diminish over the next decades," they write. Cashiers, counter clerks, and telemarketers are similarly endangered. On the far right side of this graph, you can see the industry breakdown of the 47 percent of jobs they consider at "high risk."
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I expect to see robots doing police work at some point. Say flying drones checking speeds on the highway then landing to issue citations.
All of them.
politics - DBots will be programmed with variants of the ‘From each according to his ability, to each according to his voting pattern’ algorithms and RBots will be programmed with ‘we agree with and cave into the DBots’ algorithm.
Couldn’t make it past “more tireless.”
POTUS? Congressman? Shoot, couldn't be any worse than it is now. We'll just have it read the Constitution. Hell, a robot might even believe it was supposed to obey the thing.
What Jobs Will the Robots Take?
Who is he texting?.................
All the white collar workers who said ‘neener neener’ when the blue collar workers were replaced by automation and robots will themselves be replaced by AI.
Once the elites no longer have need of us to make their world go round the fun’ll really start.
Think they’re just ranting about a world population of only 100M people? They’re serious. The rest will be non human workers. Why do you think they’re harping and obsessive on population control? Do you think they want to save the planet for YOUR children? HA!
‘Feed us because we can’t find a job to match our IQ’ voters.
Your job will be next.
45 years ago most Obama voter types were employed. In jobs that have since been automated. What do you think will become of the IQ 100 and below population? With AI make that IQ 125 and below. Will you be willing to support them with your taxes? Will you simply watch them starve in the streets? Euthanize them? Sterilize them? What will you do with people who can no longer find a job because they’ve been replaced by non human workers.
Inquiring minds want to know.
Let’s test the first robot out in the White House
State legislators will require professional registration of all occupations in order to protect human labor.
Replacing Justin Bieber?