Automation: "We don't have a job quantity problem but a job quality problem."


Automation doesn’t necessarily mean that we’ll have fewer jobs, but it does appear to be reducing the number of middle-class jobs that contribute to economic mobility and skills development.


The UK PwC analysis of 200,000 existing jobs breaks down the distribution of education-level of jobs they think will be impacted in this way:

Wave 1 (to early 2020s): algorithmic
Wave 2 (to late 2020s): augmentation
Wave 3 (to mid-2030s): autonomy

Few other notable estimations:

  • $15 trillion potential boost to global GDP by AI by 2030s
  • 30% of jobs at potential risk of automation by mid-2030s
  • 44% of workers with low education at risk of automation by mid-2030s