Robotics and artificial intelligence have come on leaps and bounds in recent years, so you could be forgiven for thinking that we’ll soon be bossed by the bots. We’re now in an age where cars drive themselves and robots can deliver your takeaway.
According to a study by researchers at Oxford University and Deloitte, about 35% of jobs in the UK and 47% of jobs in the US are at risk of computerisation within the next 20 years. While the study reveals that in the UK alone, technology has contributed to the loss of 800,000 jobs, the report states there is equally strong evidence to suggest it has helped to create 3.5 million higher-skilled roles in their place.
Nevertheless, many are starting to consider what the job market of the future looks like.