The popularity of artificial intelligence and robotics is on a rise. While one section of the society is happy with the progress technology is making, there is one section that is foreseeing a future where AI and robotics will take over their jobs. Recently, a study found out that there is a 50% chance that Artificial Intelligence (AI) will surpass human intelligence in all areas within a period of about 45 years (Read Here). If you’re one of those who’s wondering if your job is in danger and if it is, how much time you have to prepare for it, there’s a tool that will come to your help.
Designer-developer duo Dimitar Raykov and Mubashar Iqbal have developed a web-based tool called ‘Will robots take my job?’ that helps people know how susceptible is their occupation to the ever-growing world of automation and computerisation.
The web tool lets users fill in their current job role and then churns out what the odds are that their job could one day be outsourced to robots and AI. The website also provides users with additional data like the total number of people currently employed at each occupation as well as the projected growth for their field by 2024.
For example, while developers have a low 4.2 per cent chance of losing their jobs to automation, technical writers, on the other hand, have high 89 per cent chance.
The website has sourced data from a 2013 report titled “The Future of Employment: How susceptible are jobs to computerisation?” by Carl Benedikt Frey and Michael A. Osborne. The report has employed a novel methodology to estimate the probability of computerisation for 702 detailed occupations, using a Gaussian process classifier. In addition to the report, the website has added some additional information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
It is important to note that though the report is specific to the US job market, but the same trend is most likely follow globally sooner or later.
So, what are you waiting for? Head to ‘Will robots take my job?’ right away and find out if your job is secure or not.