It’s become a truism that machines will threaten jobs because, well, it’s true. Forrester tallied up 24.7 million jobs getting the axe due to machines by 2027. The silver lining is that those same machines will yield 14.9 million jobs, leaving a “mere” 9.8 million Americans without jobs. Which jobs? As Conner Forrest wrote, “manual labor repetitive menial tasks will be the most impacted.”
SEE: Research: Automation and the future of IT jobs (Tech Pro Research)
Further explaining, he wrote:
Such tasks require creativity and original thought, intuition, coordination, communication, empathy and persuasion. In other words, humans might not perform rote tasks like guiding giant trucks to pick up piles of ore, or even elementary data collection. But they will ask questions of the data, help frame parameters, test hypotheses, collaborate with teammates across departments, and communicate results with compassion to clients.
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