AI and automation are having a huge impact on the future of work

By Michelle Selinger and Peter Hamilton, EdTech Ventures


As we head for the middle of the 21st century, we are experiencing an unprecedented rate of change in society, economy, and workplace that humanity has ever experienced – the fastest ever! A recent study by PwC[1] found that “up to 30% of UK jobs could potentially be at high risk of automation by the early 2030s”. The study also found the risk in the US to be 38%, 35% in Germany and 21% in Japan.“ The study suggested that “for individual workers, the key differentiating factor is education. For those in the UK with just GCSE-level (16+) education or lower, the estimated potential risk of automation is as high as 46%, but this falls to only around 12% for those with undergraduate degrees or higher.”

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