Are women better off in the age of robots and automation?

Artificial Intelligence , Automation , Digital Ethics , Digital Transformation , Future of Work , Human Futures and AI , Robotics , Rudy de Waele

The age of the robot worker will be worse for men, the jobs that are least vulnerable to automation tend to be held by women.

Interesting insight in this The Atlantic article on the jobs that will disappear in the coming age of robots, in which advances in the field of artificial intelligence will obsolete human labor at an unforgiving pace.

“This pattern holds for many of the most gender-biased occupations. Men hold 97 percent of the 2.5 million U.S. construction and carpentry jobs. The Oxford study estimates that these male workers stand more than a 70 percent chance of being replaced by robotic workers. By contrast, women hold 93 percent of the registered nurse positions. Their risk of obsolescence is vanishingly small: .009 percent.”

Read the full article here.

Posted by Rudy de Waele / @mtrends /

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