Will a robot steal your job?

Will digital and robotic technologies affect the jobs available in the future?

This week, on our of our CPD courses, we were tipped off about an interactive BBC webpage that lets you find out if your job will be taken over by robots in the future! Thanks David!

Visit this page, type in your job and find out how likely it is that your job could be automated in the next two decades.

“About 35% of current jobs in the UK are at high risk of computerisation over the following 20 years, according to a study by researchers at Oxford University and Deloitte.”

Phew – it turns out teachers are safe, for now!

Whilst we are on the topic, here are a couple of links that explain more about automation and artificial intelligence and its potential input to the future job market. Maybe your students have ideas for what new jobs might be needed in the future as automation supports society more and more?

What is artificial intelligence and machine learning? A brief overview of what these technologies are.

The jobs we’ll lose to machines and the ones we won’t. “Machine learning isn't just for simple tasks like assessing credit risk and sorting mail anymore -- today, it's capable of far more complex applications, like grading essays and diagnosing diseases. With these advances comes an uneasy question: Will a robot do your job in the future?”


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