unemployment across the economy.
Thousands of civil servants could be given the ax over the next 13 years, potentially saving taxpayers billions of pounds, according to a report by pro-free market think tank Reform.
In the ‘Work in Progress’ report, the charity argues 250,000 public-sector workers could be replaced by smart machines and autonomous robots by 2030.
Reform also calls on the government to replace 90 percent of Whitehall’s admin staff with “artificially intelligent (AI) chatbots,” along with 90,000 NHS administrators and 24,000 GP receptionists.
A study published by Oxford University and consultancy firm Deloitte in October predicted there is a 77 percent probability Britain will lose 1.3 million “repetitive and predictable” administrative and operative jobs within 15 years.
More than 850,000 public sector jobs – including teachers, social workers and even police officers – could also be replaced by computer programs.
Are there any jobs that will be safe? I am very worried I don't want to be out of work.
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I think it's important to keep in mind that jobs will be created as well as destroyed. But if you are concerned, there are plenty of jobs unlikely to be overtaken anytime soon.
See here: http://fortune.com/2016/07/11/skills-gap-automation/ for examples