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Machines on the march threaten almost half of modern jobs


Article by Dr Michael A. Osborne of the Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford, and Dr Carl Frey and Dr Seán Ó hÉigeartaigh of the Oxford Martin Programme on the Impacts of Future Technology at the Oxford Martin School, on an upcoming report which suggests that in twenty years’ time, 45% of jobs done by humans could be carried out by computers instead.


Computers have been an important part of many industries for decades already and have replaced humans in many jobs. But a new wave of technological development means that even positions that we once saw as immune to computerisation are now under threat.