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Job Automation May Lag Expectations

Job Automation may be arriving later than expected, reports Vanessa Bates Ramirez, who is associate editor of Singularity Hub.  For example, a teacher’s job, involves creating lesson plans, answering questions, grading assignments and conveying information to students, and though a computer can do the latter easily, the subjective, inter-active tasks in teaching are still well beyond today’s robots. The approach to this study was summarized in a new study by the McKinsey Global Institute:

“The report is the result of two years of research on automation technologies and their possible effects on the economy. Instead of focusing on sectors of the economy or whole jobs, researchers broke down 800 different occupations into the tasks and activities they’re made up of, then analyzed the automation potential of each activity.” Image courtesy of Shutterstock.