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Robots more likely to replace US workers in these 10 areas
IBM AI expert on robots taking over jobs
IBM Data and AI general manager Rob Thomas discusses AI being incorporated into the workforce.
The labor market may be humming right now, but there may be a dark cloud looming ahead.
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Over the course of the next decade, up to 800 million jobs globally could disappear due to advances in artificial intelligence and robotics, according to research from the McKinsey Global Institute, a top consulting firm. An estimated one-third of the 2030 workforce in the U.S. may need to learn new skills and find work in new occupations.
The changes won’t hit the country equally. It will vary for groups of workers — manufacturing industries have been the most adversely affected by automation over the past decade — and could threaten some metropolitan areas more than others.