http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/technol ... m5oei.htmlRobots to replace almost half of jobs over next 20 years.
Robots and computer programs could almost wipe out human workers in jobs from cooks to truck drivers, a visiting researcher has warned.
Driverless cars and even burger-flipping robots are among the technological advancements gunning for low-skilled jobs across dozens of industries.
University of Oxford Associate Professor in machine learning Michael Osborne has examined the characteristics of 702 occupations in the US, predicting 47 per cent will be overtaken by computers in the next decade or two.
Those most at-risk jobs are in accommodation and food services (87 percent of workers at high risk of being replaced), transportation and warehousing (75 percent) and real estate (67 percent).
By contrast, only about 10 percent of workers in the information sector, software developers and higher level management were at risk of automation. =snip=