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Automation will create more finance jobs than it replaces: Robert Half

New research from Robert Half paints a brighter picture of how automation will impact jobs in the finance world.<p>Despite the undercurrent of fear …

These jobs are least susceptible to automation

Let’s not mince words — the loss of jobs to automation is a very real problem, increasingly affecting much of the Western world. While President Trump might be out there bellowing about creating manufacturing jobs in America’s rust belt, the fact of the matter is these jobs are long gone, and not …

Initiative hopes to prove robots create and complement jobs

Recently in Lawrenceville, Pa., roboticists sat alongside executives of some of the largest manufacturing companies in the country, as hundreds …

Banks are hiring more consultants as automation threatens jobs

Super fintech consultant<p>In theory, it’s not a great time to work as a consultant in financial services. Certain banks such as Credit Suisse are …

Automation actually improves the economy, tech insider says

Robots really mean skyrocketing economic growth and higher-paid jobs, a new think-tank report reveals.<p>In a slap in the face to conventional wisdom, …

5 new jobs of the robot generation

Embrace it and get used to it — AI is here to stay.<p>While some robots may be out to take our jobs, there’s a big skills gap in the AI-fueled services industry that’s just waiting to be filled.<p>There will be two major drivers around the jobs of the future. The first will be <i>what can be automated</i>, and …

Artificial Intelligence

IFR: Robots Benefit the US Industry: 261,000 New Jobs Created in Automotive Sector Alone

FRANKFURT,Germany & CHICAGO, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The US automotive industry has installed a new record of approximately 17,500 industrial robots …

Manufacturing

Yes, manufacturing jobs are coming back, but they are fewer than advertised . . . and better

Is China really stealing our jobs, or is it technology? And would we even want to bring back those jobs, anyway? Rosemary Coates has been helping …

Man vs Machine: Just How Soon Will Automation Reshape The Global Workforce?

MODERN computers can learn, they can listen, they can understand, and more importantly, they can create— a task they are performing at an …

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence: The ethical dilemma created by labour market disruption

<i>Richard Goold, partner and head of tech law at EY, and his colleague Lauren Anderson explore how artificial intelligence will disrupt the labour</i> …

Artificial Intelligence

In the great robot job takeover, women are less likely to suffer than men

The robot apocalypse is almost here and machines are coming for our jobs. But women might have a bit longer until they feel the impact.<p>About 30% of jobs in the UK—over 10 million workers— are at risk of being replaced by automation as artificial intelligence progresses over the next 15 years, …

Social Work

Survey shows more workers think AI will enhance their jobs than displace them

‘The age of automation is fast approaching and, although we’re beginning to hear stories of this impacting jobs overseas, it appears Britain believes …

Artificial Intelligence

Thirty percent of UK jobs at risk from robotic automation - PwC

In our main scenario, we project UK growth to slow to around 1.6% in 2017 and 1.4% in 2018 due to slower consumer spending growth and the drag on …

Technological Change

Automation Could End Meaningless Jobs—And None Too Soon

What makes your work valuable?<p>Does it fulfill you? Allow you to connect with or help people? Contribute to a greater good?<p>Or does its value come from …

Automation to hit 30% of UK jobs – and male workers will suffer most

As many as 30% of UK jobs could be at risk of automation by the year 2030.<p>According to PwC‘s UK Economic Outlook report, as many as 30% of UK jobs …

The Future

Truckers do a lot of stuff besides driving that automated vehicles don’t

There are 1.8 million heavy truck drivers and 800,000 light truck drivers in the US. Driving a truck is the most common occupation in 29 states, and a high-paying one relative to other jobs that require similar levels of education.<p>All of this makes the prospect of self-driving vehicles–which many …

Trucking

Amazon: Automation doesn't have to kill jobs

From South by Southwest, Amazon's vice president of innovation talks workers, drones and flops.<p>A front cover of the New York Post in December offered an unflattering view of Amazon Go, a test convenience store that does away with cashiers. The cover included Robby the Robot modified with Amazon …

Over the last 60 years, automation has totally eliminated just one US occupation

Automation often replaces human labor, but very rarely in the last sixty years has it eliminated an entire occupation.<p>Only one of the 270 detailed occupations listed in the 1950 US Census has since been eliminated by automation, according to a working paper by Harvard economist James Bessen. The …

Automation

How far should automation go – and will it put human researchers out of a job?

UK - The appeal of automating research is clear: it’s often faster and cheaper than a human researcher. But as machines become more intelligent, will …

Artificial Intelligence

Robots aren't destroying middle-class jobs yet — just doing all our boring paperwork

Robotics, artificial intelligence (AI), and automation will do away with 5 million net jobs by 2020, according to WEF. Advances in computing mean robots and algorithms will soon be able to do complex tasks once only humans could do.<p>White collar professions such as law, finance, and professional …

Artificial Intelligence

The backlash against Bill Gates' call for a robot tax

Bill Gates, who has done more to propel the world into the high-tech age than almost anyone, recently called for taxing robots. That has provoked …

The optimist’s guide to the robot apocalypse

Machines, you may have heard, are coming for all the jobs.<p>Robots flip burgers and work warehouses. Artificial intelligence handles insurance claims and basic bookkeeping, manages investment portfolios, does legal research, and performs basic HR tasks. Human labor doesn’t stand a chance against …

Universal Basic Income

How Robots Could Help Close the Gender Gap

It seems like AI and robotics have become the favourite industries of venture capitalists, with some $5bn invested across 658 deals in 2016 alone. …

Artificial Intelligence

Robots won't just take our jobs – they'll make the rich even richer

Robotics and artificial intelligence will continue to improve – but without political change such as a tax, the outcome will range from bad to apocalyptic<p>Should robots pay taxes?<p>It may sound strange, but a number of prominent people have been asking this question lately. As fears about the impact …

Income Inequality

Don’t fear a jobs apocalypse: The UK economy is already adapting well to automation

The Hollywood vision of a jobless, authoritarian future has the super-rich minority living forever and the rest of the population in dangerous …

Rise of the robots: Britons keen to embrace automation in the workplace despite jobs risk

The rise of the machines has been perceived as a major challenge to future jobs – but it seems many British workers see opportunity rather than …

Aviva asks 16,000 staff if their jobs can be done by robots

The feared robot takeover of insurance jobs may soon press ahead – UK industry giant Aviva is planning to consult its 16,000 employees on possible …

Robots create American jobs, not destroy them

More than two-thirds of American workers fear that robots will take over their jobs. But human capital leaders are predicting a much brighter future, …