This website will tell you if a robot is going to take your job

Tuesday 20 June 2017 15:00
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According to a research paper by Oxford University, automation threatens occupations across a spectrum of professions.

The paper looked at how susceptible certain areas of employment were to "computerisation", and found that there is an estimated 47 per cent of jobs at risk in the United States.

The researchers found:

Our model predicts that most workers in transportation and logistics occupations, together with the bulk of office and administrative support workers, and labour in production occupations, are at risk.

These findings are consistent with recent technological developments documented in the literature.

More surprisingly, we find that a substantial share of employment in service occupations, where most US job growth has occurred over the past decades is highly susceptible to computerisation.

The findings of the study were input to a website, recently shared to reddit.

The website allows you to find out the likelihood that certain occupations will be automated.

People pointed out the irony:

You type in your job name...

...and it comes back with a percentage score of the likelihood of your role being automated.

Some fare better...

...than others:

You can try the website for yourself, here.

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