6% of all US jobs will be eliminated by Robots by 2021, report says (via TheGuardian)

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From the AI section of The Guardian, Olivia Solon wrote two weeks ago: “Employees in fields such as customer service and transportation face a ‘disruptive tidal wave’ of automation in the not-too-distant future.” (Forrester Research)

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“These robots, or intelligent agents, represent a set of AI-powered systems that can understand human behavior and make decisions on our behalf. Current technologies in this field include virtual assistants like Alexa, Cortana, Siri and Google Now as well as chatbots and automated robotic systems. For now, they are quite simple, but over the next five years they will become much better at making decisions on our behalf in more complex scenarios, which will enable mass adoption of breakthroughs like self-driving cars.”

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