Lawyers, doctors and public servants in firing line from rise of the machines

Professor Hugh Durrant-Whyte has said 40 per cent of today’s jobs will be gone in 10 years. Photo: Damian Bennett Machines will end about 40 per cent of today’s Australian jobs within two decades and they’re coming for middle class occupations, one of the nation’s automatisation experts has warned. University of Sydney professor of data science and machine learning Hugh Durrant-Whyte said Canberra’s public servants would be among those in the firing line. “All jobs that are primarily analysis are capable of automation,” he said.  “Those middle jobs will go, the question is whether these people move up to better policy making, or simply out.”  Former NICTA chief executive Professor Hugh Durrant-Whyte will speak in Canberra on February 9. Photo: Andrew Meares Australia was one of the world’s largest users of…


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