The FT has just published a new article (paywalled) entitled Workplace automation: how AI is coming for your job, which draws its analysis from a PWC report on the future of work, which in turn bases its methodology on the famous Frey and Osbourne paper that I describe in detail in Rage. And coincidentally, I’ve just this morning published a new article on that subject, entitled Robots Can Do Our Jobs? No: That’s Algorithmic Pseudoscience at Work, in The Startup (a Medium publication).
I believe this new variety of infographic rich, methodologically obscure, algorithmic pseudoscience is a rising problem. And, ironically, the more algorithms do our job of reasoning (as is the case in most studies and articles on the “future of work”), the worse this problem will get.