Robots in the workplace

Repetitive jobs are most at risk of falling to automation

HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – It turns out that more jobs could be performed by robots in the near future.

A Pew Research Center report shows that repetitive jobs that are usually done by people will be automated. A measurement called “routine task intensity” was used to gauge which jobs were more susceptible to fall to automation.

Occupations like bank telling, payroll clerks and meter reading were most susceptible to be taken over by machines.

Ann O’Roak of South Hadley said, “There’s two issues: one is losing jobs for human beings who need them, and there’s also the issue of less human contact in our interactions in daily life.”

However, some people feel robots are useful in the workplace. Gary Brooke said, “I think it’s a good thing, auto industry, they need the robots to manufacture the cars.

Some of the jobs that were least susceptible to automation are sports instructors, pilots and police officers.

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