Asked followers on Instagram if they thought they would be impacted by automation. The results were interesting when I compared the respondents answer and their listed job. Professional and office based workers (incorrectly) believe they are at lower risk of automation than non-office workers.
Looking at the automation startup pipeline in the United States and Europe, the focus is on the office workers and professional classes. Not the lower skilled workers.
Think about it. Would cost cutting companies rather automate a $75k+ a year employee or the $25k+ a year employees?
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