Do you worry about robots someday taking over the world? If so, you're not alone. Some of the world's leading tech entrepreneurs, like Tesla's Elon Musk, worry about artificially intelligent robots.
You have reason to worry, as it turns out. If your job has you performing tasks that can be automated, your job security is on shaky ground.
As it turns out, about 45% of job tasks performed today can be taken over by robots, using current technology, according to researchers at McKinsey & Co. Up to 60% of jobs can be automated in full or in part.
McKinsey & Co. analyzed 750 types of jobs, and 2,000 types of activities, that can be automated. (See chart.)
So, is your job at risk? McKinsey found that jobs that require you to do repetitive tasks like cutting or moving things are high on the list of jobs that robots can take over. Those include machine operators, sewing machine operators, dredge operators and cashiers.
High-wage jobs are replaceable, too. In fact, today, airline pilots are in control of flights for less than seven minutes, with auto-pilots doing the rest.