As the capabilities of artificial intelligence (AI) continue to expand, many people are starting to wonder. Will a robot take my job? Based on a 2017 report from McKinsey, you can now determine the likelihood of your job being replaced fully or partially by robots.
According to McKinsey, “in about 60 percent of occupations, at least one-third of the constituent activities could be automated, implying substantial workplace transformations and changes for all workers.”
All may not be lost though, as they note that, “even when some tasks are automated, employment in those occupations may not decline but rather workers may perform new tasks.”
They also make an important distinction that jobs will be impacted differently depending upon the country. Advanced economies are more at risk of automation than developing economies.
Some Other Key Findings Include
- Demand for work and workers could increase as economies grow
- Scenario suggests that by 2030, up to 375 million workers will need to switch occupational categories
- Income polarization could continue in the US and other advanced economies
- Policy makers and business leaders will need to embrace automation’s benefits while addressing worker transitions
The full report can be found here, with a short infographic I created below. So, will a robot take my job? If your job is on the left-hand side, you may want to consider learning some new skills soon. The future of work is about rapid change. In the near future, continuous learning and retraining will be more important than ever!