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Mother Jones breaks them all down. It’s apocalyptic, indeed, but at least with warning, you can develop a plan.
Drum, K., and; D, A. D. (2017). You Will Lose Your Job to a Robot. Mother Jones, 42(6), 38–69 Purpose of the article: To address the questions about when and how AI-powered machines replace jobs, and to point out that the owners of the AI-powered machines and the businesses are the ones who will benefit most.
Useful findings: Machines powered by artificial intelligence will become better than humans in many different tasks. The article provides a useful timeline.
Applicability of the article:
*Routine physical tasks will be the first to be replaced, which includes packing boxes, driving trucks, etc.
*Routine cognitive tasks will be next to be replaced (teller, phone sales)*Non-routine cognitive will be the last to be replaced.
Here is a chart with a timeline showing the robot take-over. It’s not “if” but “when.”