January 16, 2016

AND THEY WON'T SURF THE WEB FOR 6 HOURS:

Smart robots could soon steal your job (Ivana Kottasova, January 15, 2016, CNN Money)

So far, robots have mainly been replacing manual labor, performing routine and intensive tasks. But smarter machines are putting more skilled professions at risk.

Robots are likely to be performing 45% of manufacturing tasks by 2025, versus just 10% today, according to a study by Bank of America. And the rise of artificial intelligence will only accelerate that process as the number of devices connected to the Internet doubles to 50 billion by 2020.

By the same year, nearly half of all U.S. jobs will be at high risk of being lost to computers, according to experts at Oxford University, with an additional 20% facing medium risk. Jobs previously thought of as secure and now considered at risk include data analysts and bankers.

The prices of robots and computers are falling, making them even more attractive to employers. Costs have declined by 27% over the past decade and are expected to drop by another 22% in the next decade, the Bank of America report stated.

It was all fun and games 'til they came for white peoples' jobs.  Now we'll get a minimum basic income.
Posted by at January 16, 2016 10:20 AM

  

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