Computers to take over world, steal your job, says report
It turns out the computers really are taking over. A report says that almost half of all US jobs could be automated by computers in the next two decades. How safe is yours?
The report, from Oxford University’s Oxford Martin Programme on the Impacts of Future Technology, says that computers will start replacing people in especially vulnerable fields, such as admin, and perhaps customer support.
We can see the very first seeds of this idea. Self-driving cars are just a few years away, and are already on commercial roadmaps, for example. How long will it be before, for example, self-driving trucks begin making the journey along major highways without human intervention?
What kinds of tasks can you already automate using macro scripts and online services? And how many more will be automated in the next few years?
What do you think? Is your job safe from automation?
Danny Bradbury, MSN Tech & Gadgets