30% of jobs in Britain could be under threat from breakthroughs in artificial intelligence (AI). But which ones?
Whether or not your job could be affected depends on which sector you work in. According to a new infographic by RS Online, 56% of jobs in the Transport and Storage sector could be impacted, for instance, but only 9% of the jobs in education. It’s 46% of jobs in the Manufacturing sector, but 17% in Health and Social work.
Luckily, it’s not all doom and gloom. While the job roles we’re familiar with now might change, the growing presence of AI doesn’t mean there won’t be any jobs at all. Instead, the roles will change to accommodate the new technology – and we’ll adapt.
“Automating more manual and repetitive tasks… could also enable some workers to focus on higher value, more rewarding and creative work,” confirms John Hawksworth, Chief Economist at PwC. “By boosting productivity… advances in robotics and AI should also create additional jobs in less automatable parts of the economy as this extra wealth is spent or invested.”
So don’t despair. The world of work may be changing, but the benefits could be significant.
Learn more by looking at the infographic below.