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Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Law - "Nearly half of U.S. jobs could be done by computers"
From Cameron Scott at Singularity Hub, a story that begins:
A recent study out of Oxford University found that almost half of U.S. jobs are vulnerable to being taken over by computers as artificial intelligence continues to improve.Here is the 73-page Oxford study.
The study, based on 702 detailed job listings, found that computers could already replace many workers in transportation and logistics, production labor and administrative support.
But computers, armed with the ability to find patterns in big data sets, are also increasingly qualified to perform “non-routine cognitive tasks.”
“While computerization has been historically confined to routine tasks involving explicit rule-based activities, algorithms for big data are now rapidly entering domains reliant upon pattern recognition and can readily substitute for labor in a wide range of non-routine cognitive tasks,” write study authors Carl Benedikt Frey and Michael Osborne.
Software already provides medical diagnoses and does legal research, for example.
Posted by Marcia Oddi on September 24, 2013 12:44 PM
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