Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Robot news

Good news. Some academics with time on their hands have worked out which professions and jobs are most likely to be taken over by robots. You can use this handy tool to see how your job fares. Readers will be pleased to know that artists (and those artists who teach artists to be artists) are considered 'Quite unlikely to be automated', a 4 percent chance in fact. As to the jobs hopeful artists might take up to survive those lonely years before the first sell-out show, the prospects are not so good. Bar staff have a 77 percent, gardeners a 67 percent and library assistants a 97 percent chance of being automated.