Robotics and artificial intelligence could affect almost a third of UK jobs by the 2030s, according to a study. However, the report from accountancy firm PwC also predicted that the nature of some occupations would change rather than disappear. It added that automation could create more wealth and additional jobs elsewhere in the economy. Jobs in manufacturing and retail were among the most at risk from the new technologies, the report said.
Source: BBC Technology News
Date: March 24th, 2017
1) Has anything changed? Hasn’t “the rise of the robot” been predicted for decades without, seemingly, much evidence of change?
2) “The nature of some occupations would change” – in what ways might the career that you’re studying for as your major change?