Robots. Machine learnin’, 3D-printin’ AI robots: They’ll take our jobs – Davos

Robot overlords will cause a net loss of over five million human jobs by 2020, according to analysis by the World Economic Forum (WEF) from Switzerland’s Davos ski resort. Dubbed the Fourth Industrial Revolution, a mixture of artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotics, nanotechnology and 3D printing – when combined with advances in genetics and biotechnology and significant demographic changes – will “transform the labour markets in the next five years”, stated The Future of Jobs report published by the WEF today. In total, 7.1 million jobs will be lost to the machines, whether through redundancy, automation or disintermediation (cutting out the middle men), with office and admin roles set to be hit hardest. Partially offsetting this will be around two million new roles which should likely arrive in the “job families”…


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