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verbal communication systems that remove the need for the equivalent jobs in a way that was regarded as unrealistic only a few years ago. What will happen when large groups of people on the labour market are replaced by various digital and technical solutions? How will we as individuals and our society ensure that we gain maximum benefit from new technologies?The Swedish study is based on a study by researchers Carl Benedikt Frey and Michael A. Osborne at Oxford University that has attracted a lot of attention. The study examined 700 classified professions on the US labour market and showed that it will be possible to replace 46% of all jobs with digital and automated technology in 20 years’ time. The Swedish analysis uses a translation of the US job classification and, based on that, estimates how Swedish professions and jobs will be affected by computerisation. The result of the Swedish study shows that the impact in Sweden will probably be even greater; 53% of current employees can expect to be replaced by digital technology over the next 20 years. This means that 2.5 million jobs in Sweden will be affected. The difference is that Sweden still has many industrial jobs that can be automated. The professions that researchers currently believe are the least likely to be replaced by technology are jobs that require nimble fingers, originality, artistic talent, social ability, negotiation, persuasiveness and a sense of care for others. The jobs at least risk of being replaced by automation are, according to the researchers, professions such as forest rangers, priests and specialist teachers. Those at greatest risk are check-out staff, sales staff and machine operators.To draw an overall picture of the effects on the labour market, it is also important to look at the many white-collar professions in which large groups of people work. The estimate is that, in the professions of corporate economists, marketing and HR, 46% of jobs can be computerised, which is equivalent to around 50,000 jobs. As certain professions are taken over by technology, others will become more attractive. There will probably be greater demand for corporate economists who develop automatic auction pricing, which is used by an increasing number of sectors. This illustrates how the shift in technology changes the demand for skills, even within a profession.A key issue is what new professions will emerge and how new jobs will be created. There are clear research results indicating that the technological progress of recent years in many countries has resulted in a drop in competitiveness, particularly among less-educated people. This is evident in increased wage differentials, a reduction in the percentage of GDP made up of labour costs and greater unemployment among certain groups.
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