There’s always a prediction of an impending robot apocalypse. It’s a favorite of sci-fi novels and anti-education groups. The reality is that each technological change is an opportunity for us to become more human. When robots take over jobs, new ones will open up.
Researchers have assembled a full list of all the things that robots are good and bad at, and so what jobs they are likely to take. In all, about 35 per cent of jobs are likely to have been taken on by robots in the next 20 years, researchers have said.
Some professions — such as therapists, personal trainers and teachers — are safe from the coming robot apocalypse. But those that require repetitive skills, the manipulation of data or manual entering of information could see their jobs taken away.