Robots threaten to be replaced of these 8 jobs

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 13:13

According to CNN report, Yet Amy Webb, a digital media futurist and founder of Webbmedia Group, predicts at least eight career fields are "ripe for disruption" very soon -- like in the next 10 to 20 years. Webb stated at the Milken Global Conference in Los Angeles last month: "You should be quite worried," and points to these eight careers: 1) Toll booth operators and cashiers "There is no real need for a person to be there every step of the way," Webb said. 2) Marketers Webb pointed to new experiments with technologies that study customer behavior to recognize what kind of ads will be most effective. 3) Customer service She believes that many customer service jobs have been shipped overseas to lower-paying countries because new technologies like predictive analytics could kill off more of these jobs. 4) Factory workers As she clarified we should be ready for robots to steal more manufacturing jobs from humans -- at a cheaper price and without taking breaks to text their friends. 5) Financial middle men Blockchain, Bitcoin`s computer program, is able to automatically process transactions and create a perfect, reliable digital record. She stated: "Whether or not Bitcoin ever takes off is beside the point. It`s the underlying infrastructure that will dramatically change the work that`s being done." 6) Journalists Webb, a former journalist at Newsweek and The Wall Street Journal, clarified that next reason will be algorithms that allow news outlets to automatically create stories and place them on websites without human interaction. Robot journalists (fedora optional) are already writing thousands of articles at The Associated Press. 7) Lawyers Webb believes that non-litigation lawyers could soon be replaced by online form-based services that can do simple tasks like trademark applications wills and even divorce. 8) Phone workers: According to her, that means telecom companies like AT&T (T, Tech30) and Verizon (VZ, Tech30) could remove billing, operator and other positions on the telephone side of the business.



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