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Only 5% of Jobs at Risk of Total Automation



(p. B6) About 15% of all hours worked globally could be automated by 2030 using technology that is currently available, McKinsey estimates. The new report builds on McKinsey's earlier research, published in January [2017], which found that 60% of all occupations could be at least partially automated with current tools, though fewer than 5% are at risk of total automation.

Like prior waves of technological change, the adoption of new tools like machine learning and artificial intelligence will likely create more jobs than it destroys, says the Institute, the think-tank arm of consulting firm McKinsey & Co.



For the full story, see:

Lauren Weber. "Forget Robots: Bad Public Policies Can Kill More Jobs." The Wall Street Journal (Thurs., Nov. 30, 2017): B6.

(Note: bracketed year added.)

(Note: the online version of the story has the date Nov. 28, 2017, and has the title "Forget Robots: Bad Public Policies Could Be Bigger Job Killers.")






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