Cookies?
Library Header Image
LSE Research Online LSE Library Services

Improving technology now means that nearly 50 percent of occupations in the US are under threat of computerisation

Frey, Carl and Osborne, Michael (2013) Improving technology now means that nearly 50 percent of occupations in the US are under threat of computerisation. LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog (30 Sep 2013). Blog Entry.

[img]
Preview
PDF - Published Version
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial No Derivatives.

Download (211kB) | Preview

Abstract

While people have been concerned at technology’s ability to supplant human workers for hundreds of years, modern advances in computing technology mean that whole occupations may soon be made obsolete. In a study of 700 US occupations, Carl Frey and Michael Osborne find that nearly 50 percent are threatened by computerisation. They argue that the next generation of big data-driven computers will substitute low-income, low-skill workers in coming decades, and that low-skill workers will need to train in tasks that are less susceptible to computerisation if they are to remain employed.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2013 LSE USAPP
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2014 09:23
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2014 09:23
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/57177

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year

View more statistics