July, 2016


Will Robots Replace Writers?


A few years ago, researchers at Oxford University analyzed industries to determine which were most susceptible to job loss due to technological innovation. Several occupations like retail salespersons, accountants, telemarketers, and technical writers are very likely to see job losses due to automation. Other jobs like dentists and athletic trainers, are far less likely to feel the impact. I was heartened to see that editors have a probability of job loss due to automation of .06 (a “1” in their…

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