Submitted by ub on Thu, 08/07/2014 - 10:20

Throughout my career, I have hired hundreds and unfortunately fired, or laid off dozens. However, not until recently had I been faced with the task of being interviewed by robots. But experts say this new trend will not stop.

According to predictions collected by Pew Research Center and Elon University, nearly 1,900 technology experts were asked if automated artificial intelligence applications will have displaced more jobs than they have created by 2025.

The majority of respondents anticipate that artificial intelligence will permeate wide segments of daily life by 2025, with huge implications for a range of industries such as health care, transport and logistics, customer service, and home maintenance.

But even as they are largely consistent in their predictions for the evolution of technology itself, they are deeply divided on how advances in robotics will impact the economic and employment picture over the next decade.

Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and the Future of Jobs