Report: Half of Japan’s Workforce to Be Replace by Automation by 2035

by Amanda Lee6 Dec 20150 Experts in both Japan and the U.S. anticipate half of Japan’s workforce to be replaced by artificial intelligence by 2035. Led by Yumi Wakao, analysts from Nomura Research Institute studied and calculated the probability of automation of over 600 occupations. They determined that machines or software would claim jobs such as agricultural labor, operating helpdesks, and delivering goods, while more creativity-dependent occupations such as teaching and writing would remain safe a little longer. NRI isn’t the first to question the risk of losing occupations to artificial intelligence. Michael Osborne, a professor of Oxford University, researched the probability of future computerization of over 700 jobs,  in both the U.S. and U.K., determining the risks to be 47% and 35% respectively — all too close to Japan’s 49%. While…


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