Predicting the future is a precarious task, with or without a crystal ball. However, this shouldn’t stop people from preparing for what there is to come by all available means. Automation is here to stay and most experts predict that a big chunk of human work will soon be done by robots, because the economic system’s logic is built on cost cutting and efficiency.
Different researchers make differring predictions as to how many jobs could be at risk from automation. While the professors and authors Carl Benedikt Frey and Michael Osborne quote pretty high figures in their publications, the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) thinks far fewer jobs are at risk.
Filed Under: Industrial automation