The evidence is everywhere from your vacuum cleaner to they way you purchase groceries at your local supermarket — machines are getting smarter and more efficient at the tasks once reserved for humans. Robots have already entered the workforce as telemarketers and cashiers, but pretty soon they’ll be poised to take over a lot more occupations as new designs emerge and the prevalence of autonomous mechanical technology increases. If you find yourself lying awake at night worried about whether or not your chosen profession will be on the chopping block in the coming years, have a look at this list of few more jobs that are set to fall victim to the robot uprising.
5. Warehouse and Factory Workers
Robots are very good at repetitive tasks that don’t require them to quickly adapt to new situations. Designers and engineers are still grappling with methods of getting robots to operate more like humans in the workplace — adjusting to dynamic environments, improvising reactions, and changing behavior as the situation requires. This is why robots are perfectly suited to working in a factory or warehouse where they can be programmed to do one task in the same environment over and over again. UPS is one company that has already started incorporating robots into their workforce. At US distribution centers, 7000 UPS packages are sorted every minute by “narrow AI” bots whose only job consists of lifting boxes of a specific size and placing them on a conveyor belt.