McKinsey: Automation Could Displace as Many as 800 Million Jobs, and Here’s Which Ones Will Go

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It may have started with pesky sales phone calls you responded to before realizing the “person” on the line was actually a bot, but now automation is creeping into more and more facets of life, manifesting in self-driving cars and algorithms that answer e-commerce related inquiries.

In its latest report, “What the future of work will mean for jobs, skills and wages,” McKinsey said there’s “a rich mosaic of potential shifts in occupation” coming round the bend.

“Our key finding is that while there may be enough work to maintain full employment to 2030 under most scenarios, the transitions will be very challenging—matching or even exceeding the scale of shifts out of agriculture and manufacturing we have seen in the past,” the report noted.

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