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What jobs will the robots take?

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Thursday, January 23, 2014

The Atlantic: Nearly half of American jobs today could be automated in a few decades, but which half?

Another way of posing the same question is: Where do machines work better than people? Tractors are more powerful than farmers. Robotic arms are stronger and more tireless than assembly-line workers. But in the past 30 years, software and robots have thrived at replacing a particular kind of occupation: the average-wage, middle-skill, routine-heavy worker, especially in manufacturing and office admin.

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