Almost 47 percent of US jobs could be computerized within one or two decades according to a recent study that attempts to gauge the growing impact of computers on the job market. It isn't only manual labor jobs that could be affected: The study reveals a trend of computers taking over many cognitive tasks thanks to the availability of big data. It suggests two waves of computerization, with the first substituting computers for people in logistics, transportation, administrative and office support and the second affecting jobs depending on how well engineers crack computing problems associated with human perception, creative and social intelligence.Read the rest here. Are you worried? (Should _I_ be worried?)
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Not college professors, surely ...
An interesting article crossed my news feed today, with a clear connection to our lecture: a claim that "47% of US jobs under threat from computerization according to Oxford study":
Posted by Greg Downey