Paul A. Kirschner & Mirjam Neelen
What do we know about the future of our jobs? Do you ever feel uneasy or anxious that yours might disappear before you do? Or do you sleep soundly because you’re convinced things will not turn that quickly? There is loads of stuff out there on this topic. Many are from think tanks, (inter)national centres, agencies, and professional consultancy firms (for example in accountancy). They’re often times very woolly and contain a high proportion of blah dee blah. However, one of them is an exception to the rule. Carl Benedikt Frey and Michael A. Osborne’s excellent report from 2013 on “The future of employment: How susceptible are jobs to computerisation?” is a true gem.
The authors examine how susceptible jobs are for computerisation. First, they describe changes in society and technological progress. Then, they estimate for 702 jobs how vulnerable they…
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