Sunday 13 August 2017

Are Market Traders Replaceable?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a bit of a mystery to most but “robots are pinching your jobs” has universal understanding and there is a big debate going on right now about who is at risk.

Taxi Drivers come to mind as jobs that are going to be severely impacted by driverless cars, and with all major car makers working on such vehicles, the threat is real.

So which jobs are more at risk from modern technology and AI than others? In fact let's cut to the chase and look at the most important role in the world (at least at QVM) which is a Market Trader.

The ABC has compiled an “at risk” assessment for common job categories and we looked up Shop Manager. The risk of Shop Managers being replaced by robots is -