There is no surprise that new technology displaces jobs. This very sentiment was the cornerstone of Presidential candidate Andrew Yang's campaign - How will automation and AI change the workforce in the future, and what can we do to prepare for it?
Mr. Yang and his Gang brought this inescapable issue into the forefront.
A greater push toward automation will most certainly kill jobs — human workers will become redundant in certain spheres. An estimated 20% of jobs could be impacted by this technology wave. The top jobs in the US - retail, food service, administrative, transportation and manufacturing - are all subject to automation.
But it's not all doom and gloom. In many studies, it's been predicted that automation will result in net job creation as well. It might take the shape and form of something we've not seen before.
Today people are employed as an influencer, website UI/UX designer, vlogger, and database architect.. roles that were unthinkable 30 years back when the Internet was created.
Dr Seth Benzell, in this episode talks about the jobs that are resilient to the imminent automation wave. Jobs that requires lots of dexterity, hand-eye coordination and flexibility Eg - skilled trade jobs like a plumber or electrician as well as jobs such as nursing that involve human caring and empathy would be the most resilient to a possible Employment Terminator!
Listen to our previous conversations with Dr Seth Benzell
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