‘Robots are Coming For Our Jobs,’ yelled the Huffington Post. ‘Robots will destroy our jobs – and we’re not ready for it,’ The Guardian calmly announced. And according to the Daily Mail, ‘Robots taking human jobs is causing a “hellish dystopia”’.
These headlines may seem over the top, but, like the scariest nightmares, they’re rooted in reality. From factory line jobs to professions like accounting and medicine, artificial intelligence (AI) technologies mean that more and more tasks can now be automated and completed by machines or algorithms.
A recent report by think tank Centre for Cities estimates that 1 in 5, or 3.6 million, British jobs will probably be ‘displaced’ by 2030 due to automation and globalisation. According to the report, occupations that comprise largely routine tasks are at a higher risk of decline, and the sectors most at risk are warehousing, customer service and retail.
SOURCE – READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT: https://www.forbes.com/sites/bernardmarr/2018/04/20/if-1-in-5-jobs-is-displaced-due-to-automation-what-does-that-mean-for-hr/?hl=en&ned=us