Death of 75 million jobs worldwide: Robots and artificial intelligence will take over HALF of all tasks in the workplace by 2025, warns World Economic Forum

Monday, September 17, 2018
By Paul Martin

The World Economic Forum has released its latest Future of Jobs report
Robots will swiftly replace humans in accounting, industrial and postal roles
It claims as many as 133 million new jobs will be created by machines by 2022

17 September 2018

More than half of all tasks in the workplace tasks will be carried out by machines by 2025.

That’s according to the World Economic Forum, which predicts that AI and robots will kill off 75 million jobs worldwide by 2022.

The Swiss nonprofit also claims as many as 133 million new jobs will be created by machines in that time frame.

Humans will have to revamp skills to keep pace with the ‘seismic shift’ in how we work with machines, it said.

It said: ‘Despite bringing widespread disruption, the advent of machine, robots and algorithm could actually have a positive impact on human employment.’

Based near Geneva, the WEF is known for the annual pow-wow of wealthy individuals, politicians and business leaders that it organises in Davos, Switzerland.

Its ‘Future of Jobs 2018’ report, the second of its kind, is based on a survey of executives representing 15 million employees in 20 economies.

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