Gary Ogden12 Jun 2017 AT 09:27 AM

This website tells you how likely it is that your job will be taken by a robot

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Gary Ogden12 Jun 2017 AT 09:27 AM
This website tells you how likely it is that your job will be taken by a robot
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If there’s one thing that I can’t stop talking about it's robots. I fear them, but I respect them – showing the automatons your reverence is the only way to ensure they don’t immediately replace you when they eventually take over.

If you pledge allegiance, you might be lucky enough to stand on their side – they might even give you a pneumatic arm as thanks, or something.

But at what rate will the robots take over? Slowly at first – they’ll sneak up on us, start with our jobs – creep in gradually before we even know what’s going on. THEN, they’ve completely taken over! Jobs first, everything else after.

So, essentially, you need to know how long you’ve got until there’s a mechanical "human" sitting at your desk, eyes flitting across the office, scanning for the weakest workers, already plotting their “voluntary leave”. How long will you last? Will you be immediately dragged out, kicking and screaming by two sentry droids?  Or do you have a bit more time before your ultimate replacement?

Well, thankfully, someone has made a handy tool to tell you the answer. Essentially, you enter your job into the program, and it’ll tell you how likely it is that it’ll be taken over by robots. It’s simple.

Some fields like writers are safe (YES!).

While others, not so much….

That said, they don’t have every job in their database, so not everybody will be able to make the necessary preparations. And we also have no idea how accurate it is, or an idea of any solid timescale.

Either way, it’s worth checking for yourself.

You can visit the site and input your own job here, if you like, but just be warned that you might not like what you see...

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