Find Out If Robots Are Going To Steal Your Job

Find Out If Robots Are Going To Steal Your Job
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Robots are coming. Those goddamn robots. Will they enslave humanity and breed us in flesh farms for energy purposes? Probably not. Will they take our jerbs? Maybe.

This nifty little site allows you to search for your job and find out the likelihood of a goddamn metal machine stealing your livelihood in the near future.

It’s called ‘Will Robots Take My Job’ and it answers that very question. I did a quick search for ‘Editor’ and it turns out there’s only a 5.5 per cent chance of a robot taking my job. Probably a higher chance of some up-and-comer stealing my job with his fancy hair, clean shoes and go-getting attitude. Screw you Jonno, go back to Swinbourne Uni where you belong.

The data comes from this report titled ‘The Future of Employment: How susceptible are jobs to computerisation?’

It was published in 2013, so I suspect it underplays how at risk certain jobs are. But hey, let’s feel good about ourselves for a while.

Comments

  • don’t you just hate those racist robots? and now they’re taking our jobs! i’m not a racist or anything and i’m all for robot rights, but sometimes they’re a bit stalkerish and i wish they’d just stop analysing my entire life as if they know exactly what’s going to happen..

  • I’ve worked in the ATO since 1990, and have watched automation fundamentally change how we do things. Electronic lodgement trivialised returns processing. Data matching refined the need for basic audits. Accounting jobs that every “expert” predicts will be made redundant by automation.

    In theory, it should have put 3/4’s of the ATO out of work. Instead, the roles merely changed. Data matching got rid of a lot of basic audits, and let auditors focus on more and more refined work, while lodgement methods changed incredibly with ELS and Etax. They made entire areas disappear in a matter of two years, with staff moving on to other areas that increased as a result.

    Automation doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll be out of a job, it may just mean you get to focus on the fun/challenging stuff. The 20% of work that takes up 80% of the time.

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