More STEM education won’t protect our jobs from robots

Published on May 7, 2015

More STEM education won’t protect our jobs from robots says Optimisation Research Group Leader Prof. Toby Walsh.

“Care to guess what is the world’s fastest growing industry? Health care? Biotech? Energy? Nope. According to a recent report, it’s robotics.

And those robots are slowly but surely putting people out of work. Recent research at the University of Oxford suggests that nearly half of all jobs are at risk from automation.

Ironically this research used some advanced machine learning techniques to estimate which professions were most at risk of being automated in the next 20 years. Even the task of estimating which jobs are most at risk is being automated!”

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