Automation could replace 1.5 million jobs, says ONS

Found on BBC News on Tuesday, 26 March 2019
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It says 70% of the roles at high risk of automation are currently held by women. Part-timers and the young are the next most at risk.

The three occupations with the highest probability of automation are waiters and waitresses, shelf fillers and elementary sales occupations, all of which are low-skilled or routine.

Unless those who get fired receive a monthly payment, things will get really ugly. Unlike what politicians keep on saying, you simply cannot re-educate everybody to do a new job; and if such a politician still keeps on insisting it is possible, let them have a re-education for a job that is actually useful and watch them fail.