Most Vulnerable Jobs
More than a third of current jobs in the world are at high risk of computerization over the following two decades. In 2013, University of Oxford researchers
Over the past decades, machines and programs have already substituted for a large number of jobs, including the functions of cashiers, bookkeepers, and shelf fillers. And deep automation will touch all kinds of jobs, from manual labor to mental work. It is clear that certain aspects of a job are simpler to automate than others. For example, while sales jobs that do not necessarily need a high level of social intelligence like telephone salespersons, typists, financial account managers, and bank clerks will most likely vanish with up to 90 percent probability.
On the other hand, Osborne and Fray believe that psychologists, nurses, and social workers should not worry, as well as creative workers. At least, for now, until robots “learn” to empathize and generate original ideas.