Will robots take over your work by 2025?

From cars themselves manage to so called ‘care shunting yard for the elderly, represent rapid advances in technology have long been a potential threat for many professions that would normally be performed by the human workforce.

Experts now believe that almost 50% of jobs that currently exist, by 2025 altogether will be superfluous as artificial intelligence continue to transform businesses.

“A revolutionary shift in the way workplaces are operating, is expected in the next 10 to 15 years, which may make some people’s livelihoods at risk,” warned Jenny Awford in the Daily Mail.

Working with customers, process works and much of middle management will simply disappear, according to a recent report by the consulting company CBRE, aptly titled “Fast Forward 2030: The Future of Work and the Workplace. An increased proportion of jobs will be in the future creativity intelligence, social skills and the ability to use artificial intelligence as a lever requires, is found in the research.

The next 15 years will see a revolution in the way we work, and a corresponding revolution will inevitably take place in how we think about workplaces and planned.

Work space with rows of desks as we know it, would be completely redundant. Not because they are no longer effective, but only because the purpose no longer exists, according to the report. The ability to attract the best talent and retain will be the biggest competitive advantage for businesses in 2030, followed by ingenuity, adaptability and technology adoption. The design and organization of the new workplace will be of primary importance in order to achieve these goals.

 

What makes a work receptive to automation?

Certain aspects of a job is easier to automate than others. In a study published in 2013 and is widely recognized, Carl Benedikt Frey and Michael Osborne investigating the possibility of computerization of 702 posts and found that it held 47% of workers in America posts ran a high risk of potential automation. In particular, they warned that the majority of workers in the transport industry and logistics (such as taxi drivers and delivery services) “is likely to be replaced by computer capital”, and that many workers in sales and services (such as cashiers, Counter and verhuringsklerke, telemarketers and accountants) also faces a high risk of computerization in the face.

They stated that “recent developments in machine learning a substantial portion of work across a wide spectrum of occupations in the near future will endanger”. Subsequent studies, the equivalent figure is placed at 35% of the labor force for Britain (where more people in creative fields of work are less amenable to automation) and 49% for Japan.

Social workers, nurses, therapists and psychologists are among the less likely occupations to be taken as to assist and care to others, including empathy, a critical part of the work.

Roles of employees requires them to think and come up with creative and original ideas on their feet, such as artists, designers or engineers, has a significant advantage in the face of automation.

In addition, walking occupations involve tasks that require a high degree of social intelligence and negotiating skills, such as management positions, much less risk of being replaced by machines, according to the study

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