- Why it matters to you
- This website gives an instructive — if not completely reliable — glimpse at impending automation
- It answers a question in the minds of many people — “Will my job be automated”
- If you’re a priest, podiatrist, dentist, or photographer, you can expect to stay employed
- If you’re a technical writer, taxi cab driver, or accountant, you might want to start retraining
- On the site, users can type an occupation, such as teacher, and select from a list of associated professions
- The website also goes a bit deeper, offering additional data on things like projected growth, median salary, and the number of people employed in each role as of 2016
- Of course it’s not 100 percent accurate but it helps to identify the trends, and lets people see where automation efforts are likely to be focused
- Visit https://willrobotstakemyjob.com/.
Willrobotstakemyjob.com was created by a developer and graphic designer, Mubashar Iqbal and Dimitar Raykov respectively, who’d read a paper by a pair of Oxford economists who set out to predict which jobs were most likely to be automated in the future. Iqbal and Raykov decided to make the results of the paper more accessible.
Iqbal and Raykov collected their data from “The Future of Employment: How susceptible are jobs to computerisation?” — a report published in 2013 by Oxford’s Carl Benedikt Frey and Michael A. Osborne.