Robot takeover could be harsher on men & young

Jan 30, 2019, 7:28 AM EST
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Humans losing their jobs to robots is an eventuality. Who will suffer more, where and to what extent would, however, depend on the demographics and the policies designed to counter the take over.

The researchers at the Brookings Institution vetted the data from McKinsey and the 2016 U.S. Census and found that the impact of the inevitable robot revolution would be uneven across America, with older, more educated white people relatively insulated to the transition compared to young and minorities, who are at greater risk of losing their jobs to automation, notes Recode.

The analysis gives a clear break down of how different segments will face the heat of disruption. About 43 percent of an average male worker’s job could be automated by 2040 while for women, that corresponding figure stands at 40 percent.

Nearly 50 percent of the tasks performed by those aged between 16 and 24 can be automated by next two decades while only 40 percent jobs currently occupied by older workers could be in the folds of robots, writes Wired.