The advances in AI since the rise of deep learning can usher a new age of automation as machines go beyond human capabilities in a wide range of tasks.
The jobs that can be mostly automated include
- predictable physical labor
- white-collar back-office work: data collection and processing
Machines can now perform the activities involved in these jobs better/cheaper than humans. These activities include tasks that involve manipulating tools, extracting data from documents and other semi-structured data sources, making tacit judgments and even sensing emotions. In the next decade, driving is likely to become automated as well, enabling one of the most common professions to be automated.