A graph highlighting the probability of jobs being computerized within the next 1 or 2 decades (0 = none; 1 = certain) (Image: Carl Benedikt Frey and Michael A. Osborne)
The three bottlenecks to jobs being computerized. The second wave of computerization will depend on how well engineers resolve these bottlenecks (Image: Carl Benedikt Frey and Michael A. Osborne)
A sketch showing jobs evaluated as a function of the 3 bottlenecks and the likelihood of computerization (0 = none; 1 = certain) (Image: Carl Benedikt Frey and Michael A. Osborne)
Jobs involving cognitive tasks are among those under threat, according to the study (Photo: Shutterstock/Gualtiero Boffi)
Almost 47 percent of US jobs could be computerized within one or two decades according to a recent study that attempts to gauge the growing impact of computers on the job market. It isn't only manual labor jobs that could be affected: The study reveals a trend of computers taking over many cognitive tasks thanks to the availability of big data. It suggests two waves of computerization, with the first substituting computers for people in logistics, transportation, administrative and office support and the second affecting jobs depending on how well engineers crack computing problems associated with human perception, creative and social intelligence.
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