Robots could take over 38% of U.S. jobs within about 15 years, report says

Source: Samantha Masunaga, Los Angeles Times, March 24, 2017

…More than a third of U.S. jobs could be at “high risk” of automation by the early 2030s, a percentage that’s greater than in Britain, Germany and Japan, according to a report released Friday. The analysis, by accounting and consulting firm PwC, emphasized that its estimates are based on the anticipated capabilities of robotics and artificial intelligence, and that the pace and direction of technological progress are “uncertain.” It said that in the U.S., 38% of jobs could be at risk of automation, compared with 30% in Britain, 35% in Germany and 21% in Japan….

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Source: Price Waterhouse Cooper (PwC), UK Economic Outlook March 2017