This Robot Tells You When You'll Lose Your Job
It's safe to assume you're working a job that would be pretty difficult for your laptop to handle on its own, whether you're lopping down (excuse me, felling) trees or writing a hot take for millennials. I mean, it used to be safe to assume before these damn robots started getting smarter, and now do everything from drive our cars to humiliate our nerds .
The robots are coming. And you can tell how close they are by asking a simple question: Will robots take my job?
Well, you have to ask the question while visiting the aptly named site
Will Robots Take My Job
, an interesting if not unnerving tool that uses
The new tool is based on a
entitled "The Future of Employment: How susceptible are
The site ranks jobs on an
Assuming a robot won't take your job will save you a bit of anxiety, but won't make you impervious to the coming automation revolution. Sure, your cushy reporting gig might be safe for now, but other creative fields might not have the luxury of sitting on their hands (though if you're a writer you probably shouldn't be sitting on said hands). Robots like AARON, cited in the report, are already creating gallery-quality works of art without human intervention. And the results don't look half bad .
Humans do have an ace in the hole when it comes to labor, however: creativity. "Our findings thus imply that as technology races ahead," the authors say, "low-skill workers will reallocate to tasks that are non-susceptible to computerization-i.e., tasks requiring creative and social intelligence."