According to a report released by Forrester, automation will lose more than 11 million jobs in the United States over the next decade.
This is bad news. The good news is that automation will also create 9.63 million new jobs, a net loss of 1.42 million.
One of the report's authors, J. P. Gownder, Forrester's vice president and chief analyst, said, "This will require employees to have additional skills in other occupations, which is not something every employee can do on their own." "Universities can contribute to the development of new skills by creating hybrid courses that combine humanities and science. Engineers need to understand their ethics and their consequences before designing systems," he said.
Forrester explains that the new jobs created by automation will be in new industries, such as renewable energy, green buildings and smart urban infrastructure, along with professional services and information technology.