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The top jobs being replaced by robots

The top jobs being replaced by robots
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We already see it happening: machines are doing more things that humans used to do. It's already happened at Lowe's, newspapers have already replaced some sports writers, and robots can now serve drinks at the bar. Is your job next?

You may believe your job is safe for now. But you might not realize the wide range of tasks that computer-controlled robots can do these days. What are the odds you'll be replaced by a machine in the future? Now there a way you can get a pretty good idea of how much risk your job faces from a robot take over

Check out which jobs are safe and which ones are at risk by clicking here. Select your industry type along with your job title or function. The site will predict the risk of your job being replaced by a robot, or becoming automated.  You'll also see a series of charts that help explain which tasks of your job are the most likely to be taken over by machines.

So who's at most risk? Telemarketers, bank tellers, procurement clerks, legal and medical secretaries, bookkeepers, correspondence clerks, bill and account collectors and mail carriers.

Which job titles are relatively safe? Mental health and substance abuse social workers. This job only has a 0.3 percent chance of becoming automated because it requires skills robots aren't capable of yet, such as cleverness, negotiation and the ability to help others.

What about your job? Are you safe? The creators of the test have admitted that their results are likely to be wrong because nobody can predict the future, but is based on current trends.

 

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