Jobs at peril? People worried of robots Jobs at peril? People worried of robots

Jobs at peril? People worried of robots

72% of Americans are worried of robots being able to do their jobs
AnàlisiEconomiaZPortada Izquierda 11 octubre, 2017 user6 0
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People in the U.S. are concerned about robots replacing them in their jobs. The numbers are overwhelming, 72% of the people are worried or somewhat worried of robots being able to do their jobs, according to a study of Pew Research Center. Only a 33% of the interviewed people are enthusiastic, in some level, of a future where robots would take over a more relevant role in the jobs market. It is significant that only 1 in 3 people is optimistic with the future that society itself is building. Robots are created by humans, this is a fact, and it is also a fact, following this study, that we are not enthusiastic about them.


2/3 people is worried about robots hiring people and only 22% support it.

Another statistic found in this Pew Research study about robots and jobs is that we do not trust in algorithms with hiring people. Robots are not by default biased, but analysing the study we can say that people still prefer imperfect and biased humans to make job choices.

Tesla is a company with semi-autonomous cars


Outside the job specific questions, the study shows that people are less reticent of robots having a more relevant paper. People are divided on autonomous cars (54% worried to 40% enthusiastic) and with robots taking care of old people (47% worried to 44% enthusiastic). Although autonomous cars (such as Tesla) and robot caretakers could potentially replace some jobs it does not have a direct incidence in all the job market sectors. But still a 54% and 47% preoccupation rate about robots has to be dully noted.

The study published by Pew Research Center

Viewing the graphic we can truly appreciate how people are divided when it comes to robots. In one hand, there are the concerns about robots taking over their jobs, raising therefore the unemployment rates. On the other hand, we observe that society accepts that robots make their lives easier and releases them from tedious or hard unpleasant jobs.

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