Women need to look out for each other in automated workplaces

Robot working in an office, leading a video conference

Afew months ago I was in LA on my way to a meeting. Having realised that everyone there has a side project, I got chatting to my Uber driver about what he does when he isn’t working for the car-sharing app. He told me he was just about to make the final payment on his own Tesla driverless car. This was going to be the first in a fleet because he believed his days as an Uber driver were numbered.

He’d realised something important: the automation of jobs is coming faster than any of us are ready for and it presents both opportunities and losses. No longer restricted to actually having to be in the car in order to make money, this particular Uber driver had found a way to exponentially increase his income, while others might find themselves out of a job.

Depending on which study you look at, automation will affect between 47% and 80% (pdf) of all jobs in the US. Yet most of us believe our own jobs won’t be affected. The bad news is they almost certainly will be in some way, and the worse news is that if you’re a woman the impact is going to be greater.

Διαβάστε τη συνέχεια εδώ https://www.theguardian.com/careers/2017/feb/08/women-automated-work

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