Quiz: Will a robot take your job?

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Technology is changing quickly: experts once said driving was too complex a task to be automated, but now Tesla and Google have unveiled self-driving cars. Technologists have often said robots will take over the repetitive, uncreative jobs and leave the idea generation to us, but recently an AI wrote a screenplay. In fact, robots are already doing complex tasks, such as examining patients remotely.

So what does the future hold? As technology rapidly progresses, it’s safe to say that some professions could easily be computerised. Will yours be one of them?

Find out if your job could be done by a computer

Robots are coming to take your job! … or are they? Take the test to find out if your career choice is safe or not.

75% to 100% chance a robot will take your job

Watch out! You’re in a career with many skills that are easy to automate, so it could potentially be computerised in the future.

50% to 75% chance a robot will take your job

Uh-oh! You’re in a job with some skills that are easy to automate, so it could potentially be computerised in the future.

25% to 50% chance a robot will take your job

Looking (pretty) good! You’re in a job with some skills that are hard to automate, so it’s unlikely to be computerised in the future.

0% to 25% chance a robot will take your job

Hooray! You’re sitting pretty in a job that is very difficult to automate, so unlikely to be computerised in the future.

Does your job require persuasion skills?

Often

Sometimes

Rarely

Never

Are you required to care for and help others?

Often

Sometimes

Rarely

Never

Do you need to pick up on social cues in your work?

Often

Sometimes

Rarely

Never

Does your job require you to come up with original ideas?

Often

Sometimes

Rarely

Never

Do you need to negotiate?

Often

Sometimes

Rarely

Never

Does your job require you to squeeze into small spaces?

Often

Sometimes

Rarely

Never

Does your job require manual dexterity or finger dexterity?

Often

Sometimes

Rarely

Never

Are you required to use fine art skills at work?

Often

Sometimes

Rarely

Never

Do you need to come up with clever solutions?

Often

Sometimes

Rarely

Never

 

This quiz is based on the probability of computerisation factors highlighted in ‘The future of employment: How susceptible are jobs to computerisation?’ by Carl Benedikt Frey and Michael A Osborne.

Open up a world of opportunity by studying engineering at Deakin, where you could gain hands-on experience working with robotics.