Publish at April 20 2022 Updated April 21 2022

Will your job disappear? Ask the robot or the A.I.

A simple request is enough to know it

In fact, neither a robot nor an artificial intelligence will answer you, yet, but by compiling data on technical advances around robotics and artificial intelligence and comparing them to the human capabilities required and described in job statements in the O*net database, which lists nearly 1,000 jobs, a team of roboticists at EPFL and economists at the University of Lausanne have created a tool  that estimates the probabilities that a job will stay or go.

As the costs of robots decrease and their capabilities increase, more jobs will be affected.

You can go to "Robots, jobs, and resilience" with your approximate job title (in English) and you will get an index of the likelihood that your job will or will not be replaced by a robot. Teachers are relatively unscathed. Rest assured, teachers are relatively spared.

"The team looked at the H2020 European Multiannual Roadmap for Robotics (MAR), a European Commission strategy document that is periodically reviewed by robotics experts. The MAR describes dozens of capabilities required of current robots or likely to be required of future robots, grouped into categories such as manipulation, perception, sensing, or interaction with humans. The researchers reviewed research papers, patents, and robotic product descriptions to assess the maturity level of robotic capabilities, using a well-known scale for measuring the level of technological development, the "technology maturity level" (TML)."

"Suppose, for example, that a job requires millimeter-level motion accuracy. Robots are very good at this, so the NMT for the corresponding capability will show the highest level. A job requiring a lot of such skills will be more likely to be automated than a job requiring critical thinking or creative skills."

For the full article: How to compete with robots

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