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Automatic intellectuals


Journalists, doctors and lawyers thought theywere immune to automation.

Journalists, doctors and lawyers thought theywere immune to automation. The conclusions are disconcerting: robots could replace flesh-andblood workers in 47% of professions in the United States in just a few years’ time. These are the findings of a study conducted by two Oxford University researchers, Carl Benedikt Frey and Michael A. Osborne.

Many categories are at risk, and not exactly those you might imagine, even including tailors, models, cattle farmers, watchmakers and taxi drivers (thanks to self-driving cars, like those being developed by Google). But the real revolution is the one set to take the intellectual world by storm.

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