2025 Technological Unemployment

One in three jobs will be taken by software or robots by 2025

Technological Unemployment 60 minutes

What are you going to do when, 50% of your jobs are made redundant by 2025 as artificial intelligence continues to transform businesses and the work place ? Is your teens educational system preparing them for a world where their labor has less or no value ? Will money even be relevant ? Is society preparing itself to do what it loves, rather than what it must to earn a buck, or is it looking to dehumanize and depopulate the global population ? What will an automated self aware infrastructure look like ? No one knows, but we know what we see happening thus far and can project, so lets take a look.

One in three jobs will be taken by software or robots by 2025

“One day, a drone may be your eyes and ears,” said Peter Sondergaard, Gartner’s research director. In five years, drones will be a standard part of operations in many industries, used in agriculture, geographical surveys and oil and gas pipeline inspections.

“Drones are just one of many kinds of emerging technologies that extend well beyond the traditional information technology world – these are smart machines,” said Sondergaard.

Smart machines are an emerging “super class” of technologies that perform a wide variety of work, both the physical and the intellectual kind, said Sondergaard. Machines, for instance, have been grading multiple choice for years, but now they are grading essays and unstructured text.

This cognitive capability in software will extend to other areas, including financial analysis, medical diagnostics and data analytic jobs of all sorts, says Gartner.

“Knowledge work will be automated,” said Sondergaard, as will physical jobs with the arrival of smart robots.

Andrew McAfee: What will future jobs look like?

Published on Jun 20, 2013

Economist Andrew McAfee suggests that, yes, probably, droids will take our jobs — or at least the kinds of jobs we know now. In this far-seeing talk, he thinks through what future jobs might look like, and how to educate coming generations to hold them.

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