June 2017

Canadian Cities And Industries Most At Risk From Automation

09/06/2017 |
About 46 per cent of the work done in Canada is at risk of being taken by machines, according to a report that seeks to identify the industries and places across the country that are most vulnerable to automation. The report from the Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship doesn’t argue that automation is a bad thing. “In the long run, technology has often helped to produce more jobs than it destroyed,” researchers Creig Lamb and Matthew Lo wrote. Jobs in food services and accommodation are at greatest risk of automation in Canada, with 69 per cent of the work done in those fields at risk of being replaced by machines.
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