A quarter of US employed at risk from automation by 2030
Nearly one quarter of all those employed in the United States are at risk of job loss from automation by 2030, according to a new report.
According to ‘Automation and Artificial Intelligence: How machines are affecting people and places’, published by US think-tank the Brookings Institution, More than a third (36%) of US employment will experience medium exposure to automation, and almost four out of 10 (39%) low exposure.
The authors say that automation and AI will affect tasks in virtually all occupational groups in the future, but with differing degrees of intensity.
The jobs most at risk are those in office administration, production, transportation, and food preparation.
In contrast, the more secure jobs include “higher-level” occuptations — such as creative or complex technical roles with specific academic requirements — and roles that necessitate a high level of interpersonal flexibility, such as caregiving and domestic work.