Will a Robot Take Your Job? Ask This Website.

‘Remember, all I'm offering is the truth.’

By Evan Bleier

 
Will a Robot Take Your Job? Ask This Website.
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31 May 2017

Four years ago, after studying the probability of computerization for 702 occupations, Dr. Carl Frey and Dr. Michael Osborne of Oxford University concluded 47% of American workers were at risk of losing their job to a robot.

According to their widely cited report, "The Future of Employment: How susceptible are jobs to computerization?,”  the “recent developments in machine learning will put a substantial share of employment, across a wide range of occupations, at risk in the near future.”

Considering that was in 2013, an era that predated autonomous Ubers, drone deliveries and literal RoboCops, we’d say the odds of a digital industrial revolution have gone up since then.

However, you don’t have to take our word for it because you can just ask this handy website.

Robot Website (4 images)

Created by a dynamic designer-developer duo, the Will Robots Take My Job? site provides a percentage guess about how likely it is a particular occupation will be taken over by a robot.

In addition to the odds of a job becoming botified, the website also provides an "Automation Risk Level" (Robots are Watching, Totally Safe, You are Doomed, etc.) as well as lists the occupation’s workforce size, annual median wage and projected level of growth by 2024.

If you don’t like the odds the site gives you, this TED podcast won’t make you feel any better. 

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