Will a robot take your job?

Baxter the Robot folds a shirt

All the humans in the U.K. are talking about a BBC show, Panorama, that is asking Could a Robot Do My Job? The BBC has also build an interactive site where you can enter your job and see what the odds are of you still having it in a few years. It’s based on a study of American jobs, The future of employment: How susceptible are jobs to computerization? that evaluated jobs on the basis of nine skills:

social perceptiveness, negotiation, persuasion, assisting and caring for others, originality, fine arts, finger dexterity, manual dexterity and the need to work in a cramped work space.

Ultimately jobs that require empathy and interaction with people, like nurses and social workers, are pretty safe. So are those that require creative or original thinking like designers, and those requiring “a high degree of social intelligence” like managerial positions.

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Source: mother Nature Network

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