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Robot Work Survey

September 20, 2018

A new study from the World Economic Forum (WEF) predicts for us a Jetsons-type future close at hand, with 52% of current jobs being performed by robots by 2025.

This technological advancement would displace nearly 75 million people from those jobs -- especially in industries like accounting, industrial manufacturing, secretarial, postal jobs, and client management.

But all isn’t lost for humankind: according to the WEF’s “Future of Jobs 2018” report, the tech boom will create 133 million new jobs between now and 2022 -- and not just button pushers like George Jetson. Instead, marketing, e-commerce, social media, and sales fields will see boosts in employment, the study says.

Also, with all the high-tech help, we humans will need to undergo training to keep up, particularly in areas like “creativity, critical thinking and persuasion.”

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