Monday, November 09, 2015

Half of What You Do at Work Could Be Automated, McKinsey Says - Bloomberg Business

See the full report, Four fundamentals of workplace automation, for more details

"The study's most depressing finding is that a lot of what people do at work is rote. Just 4 percent of Americans' work activities require creativity at the level a normal person has, and just 29 percent require sensing emotion, the authors conclude. (Though it isn't clear the humans are sensing emotion like crazy, either.)
The study differs from earlier ones on automation by focusing on activities, not occupations. Any given occupation, from landscaper to chief executive officer, involves a set of activities, some of which can be automated and some of which can't, the authors say. "Very few occupations will be automated in their entirety in the near or medium term," they write. "Rather, certain activities are more likely to be automated.""
Half of What You Do at Work Could Be Automated, McKinsey Says - Bloomberg Business
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