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47% of US jobs under threat from computerization
posted by stbalbach (121 comments total)
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according to Oxford study. The study reveals a trend of computers taking over many cognitive tasks thanks to the availability of big data
.The future of employment: how susceptible are jobs to computerization?
evaluated around 700 jobs, classifying them based on how likely they are to be computerized, from low risk occupations (recreational therapists, emergency management directors and healthcare social worker) to high risk ones (library technicians, data entry keyers and telemarketers).
The availability of big data was identified as a major trend that's given engineers huge amounts of complex data to work with, which has made it possible for computers to deal with problems that, until recently, only people could handle.
An appendix containing the full list of jobs considered can be found at the end of the study.