Technologies such as artificial intelligence will automate 50% of the current activities that our workers carry out today. This is especially true if they work in highly-predictable environments like accommodation and food services, manufacturing, transportation and warehousing, agriculture, retail and mining.
Jobs that are least susceptible to automation would be work that requires expertise in decision making and planning, creative tasks, people management and development, stakeholder engagement, and performing physical activities and operating machinery in unpredictable surroundings.
The advent of AI and automation doesn’t mean people are not needed in the workforce anymore. On the contrary, they will create new jobs that most of us cannot even envision yet. Many workers will be upskilled to work alongside smart machines.