Every Job Could Be a Casualty of the Robot Revolution, Even Yours

Photo via Flickr user Ben Husmann You know that feeling when you walk into your office and discover that there’s a robot sitting at your desk doing your job? No? Neither do most Americans, according to a new study by the Pew Research Center released on Thursday. Two-thirds of the those surveyed believe that robots will “probably” or “definitely” do most of the work that humans currently do, but 80 percent of respondents somehow think their job won’t be affected by automation. In other words, a lot of people are wrong. The survey responses, said Andrea Kuszewski, a behavioral therapist who specializes in the intersection of humans and machines “is the good old-fashioned optimism bias—a tendency to think that we are less at risk of having a negative event affect…


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