5 reasons a robot may take your job, and 5 why not

The ongoing collision of robotics, artificial intelligence and automation into the world of jobs has seemed largely a case of Machines, 1 – People, 0. With technology continuing to take over so many jobs, including those of professionals, it’s hard to see people regaining the upper hand. Worry about the possibility of major joblessness received ammunition from a Bank of England analysis last week suggesting that 80 million jobs in the U.S. could be replaced by technology over the next 20 or 30 years. The jobs won’t just be low-wage, low-skill ones, but would significantly hollow out the middle class. And yet, a major debate still rages over how much harm technology might cause the job market. A Pew Research Center poll of 1,896 experts in 2014 found that 48…


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