Americans Aren’t Afraid of Losing Their Jobs To Robots: Eventually It Might Happen

Pew Research Center made a revelation based on their new study that two-third of American population expected Robots to be in charge of most of the work carried out by the humans in around 50 years. Asked about their job security, no one thought machines would be able to do them.

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This might sound ironic, but Americans are pretty confident of the responsibility they carry out won’t be matched by Robots even though they would take a chunk of the work limited to humans for now, reports Softpedia.

Going into the details of the study shows 65% respondents believed that robots are very likely to take some jobs currently done by humans while only 32 percent of them said this isn’t going to happen.

Only 18% of the surveyed users seemed pessimist about their job prospects in future while a lot 82% seemed unconcerned about the threat posed by Robots in stealing their jobs away.

“Americans who work in the government, nonprofit or education sectors are a bit more skeptical about the future of workforce automation than are Americans who work for a large corporation, medium-sized company or small business. Just 7% of Americans who work in the government, education or nonprofit sectors expect that robots and computers will definitely take over most human employment in the next 50 years,” the research shows.

Bill Gates believes this would happen

While the normal American resident doesn’t think this way, people prominent in the industry seems pretty confident about the change and that includes Microsoft’s Founder Bill Gates.

Gates who is often cited being optimistic from Robots evolution believes that in future most of the work will be carried out by Robots only. More interestingly, he notes that the change would happen much faster than the expected 50-year timeframe.

“I think robots that have vision and manipulation as good as humans is a huge milestone that will happen in the next decade and is being underestimated,” Gates said. “I think medical advances will also be amazing and unbelievable. Like the robots some of the capabilities like gene editing will bring challenges with them.”