Will the cable be extinct in the future?

These 7 professions have no future

Basically all sectors are affected by the massive changes on the labor market in the wake of the, but some are particularly affected. These seven job profiles are already in danger in 2019. This work is likely to be replaced by robots, machine learning systems, artificial intelligence or smart software.

1. Warehouse worker

Automatic incoming goods inspection by camera and computer will make employees superfluous. Robots that take goods from the shelves and pack them into packages are being tested everywhere.

2. Personnel officer

HR departments are already using software to search for and pre-select candidates.

If you leave the job interview, the final selection and the entire hiring process to the "machine", "the HR manager" is no longer needed. The technology already exists today.

The decision about promotions should also be made automatically in the future. Software that continuously evaluates employees has been around for a long time and - despite all data protection concerns - it is widespread.

3. Employees in the fast food restaurant

Whether order or kitchen. The restaurant industry is already working massively on automation. Large companies have long been ordering by screen.

Digitization is now also arriving in kitchens.

Whether it's a burger roast or a wok kitchen, it is now possible to cook fully automatically in many cases. The machine needs neither breaks nor vacation.

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4. Lawyer

Software programs have been working in the back rooms of large law firms for a long time, automatically searching through texts and identifying important issues and legal stumbling blocks. A recent performance comparison between 20 experienced contract lawyers using contract analysis software in the United States revealed a staggering picture - for humans.

The machine can even completely solve simple legal issues.

People are still indispensable in court hearings, but for how much longer?

5. Bank employees

Who still needs bankers when more and more "robot advisors" determine financial investments. The Swedish Nordea Bank was the first to recognize this and was able to save 2,500 people within a year. In the medium term, half of the employees should leave, as digitization will make them superfluous.

6. Construction workers

The Japanese are leading the way: robots are already building numerous buildings there. 3D printing now even makes it possible to print entire building shells directly on the construction site.

7. Sailor

Seafarers are always needed? I thought wrong! Numerous companies are working on self-propelled ships. The crew of merchant ships in particular must be concerned. In the future, these could drive fully automatically on the high seas - around the world.

See digitization as an opportunity

Digitization is completely changing our job market. In the future, it will be important to be willing to retrain and develop further at any time.

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