Robots will take your job. Yes you with the university degree. For real. It’s going to happen

WASHINGTON — A wrecking ball is coming for the labour market, analysts warn. As computer-processing power doubles each year and machines learn from their mistakes, sources say the upcoming federal budget will examine the potential of artificial intelligence to disrupt — industries, politics, and entire societies.

It’s been mostly blue-collar workers hit so far, but white-collar jobs are next, a research project at Oxford University concluded in 2013. It said 47 per cent of jobs risk being automated.

  • Starlord

    Trudeau “we need more people for growth” reality 20yrs from now Canada over populated, majority unemployed. Not joking.

    • mobuyus

      Ya but muslims don’t want to work anyways.

      • tom_billesley

        The growth is in the public sector that caters for muslims.

        • mobuyus

          Murderous nepotism flip flop fights and flies. This is the future trudeau wants for Canada?

  • Hard Little Machine

    In the next decade a Fortune 500 CEO will be replaced with an AI.

  • Dana Garcia

    In many cases, intellectual workers, like finance types, are easier and cheaper to replace, because it may take only an effective program rather than a more expensive robot.

    • tom_billesley

      I’d vote for an effective program.

      • Tooth&Claw

        And there is the rub. You have to have effective programmers.

    • mobuyus

      The first government computer put 64,000 clerks out of work.

  • I have no objection if robots take over the jobs of white-collar Government bureaucrats — probably the only place complete roboticization makes sense. Civil servants are never in contact with real people anyways. But above all it would stop the politicization of civil servants: robots can be programmed to only follow the rules — illicitly using their unelected position as partisan lobbyists would be eliminated.

  • Etobicoke_Gladiator

    Eh, Kraftwerk was singing about this stuff back in 1978:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5DBc5NpyEoo

  • terrence22

    I think those goonions and their “Fight for 15” idiocy must own a lot of shares in robot and kiosk making companies. They sure do not care about how many “fast-food” jobs will no longer be available for teenagers

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-05-13/minimum-wage-blowback-wendys-employ-self-service-kiosks-6000-locations

  • The__Hammer

    Not me, I make the robots 😀

    in the middle of making one now to create user logins for new employees