Interesting debate with some students we are teaching about innovation this week. We have been discussing AI, Robotics, Machine Learning,The SIngularity and all these exciting tech-driven futures. They suddenly got worried about being made obsolete by machines….asked whether unchecked ‘innovation’ is always a good thing ? I found a website set up by the BBC on the back of some research from Oxford University that might help if you have wondered the same thing. The researchers have listed lots of professions and calculated the percentage likelihood the job role will be replaced by a robot.
The page on the BBC website is titled- Will a Robot Take Your Job ? The short answer, and we find a rather heartening one, is – ‘not if you are a publican’. Cheers to the future people.