The Infographics Show provides a look at the industries hit hardest by the COVID shutdown.

With nearly the whole world in quarantine, more business are being forced to close their doors, and some may never re-open. In today’s video we’re going to look at the industries affected most by the global pandemic. Places like hotels, music venues, and movie studios have all closed down. What ripple effects will these massive shut downs cause to the economy? Watch today’s informative video to find out which work places have been hit the hardest by this insane pandemic.

While the report referenced in the article below specifically calls out the job market in India, I believe the core insights will apply globally, specifically the top 15 emerging jobs for 2020.

Moreover, a McKinsey report has also predicted that the technology sector will sustain up to 65 million jobs and deliver $1 trillion in economic value to the Indian economy by 2025. However, in the coming years, there will also be an increasing demand for professionals with good managerial skills to support tech businesses.

While this report is focused on the impact of AI on the Australian job market, it’s easy to extrapolate how big of an impact this will have on other labor markets.

By 2030, the CSIRO estimates that Australia will need a workforce hovering somewhere between 23,000 to 161,000 that is competent in various areas of AI, according to the scientific agency’s recently released Artificial Intelligence Roadmap report.

From CNBC International:

Imagine skipping hotel check-in and walking straight to your room with a scan of your face. This could soon become a reality at many hotels in China and around the world. CNBC’s Uptin Saiidi experiences what the hotel of the future may look like and Alibaba’s ambitious plans for the sector.

You can imagine the impact this will have on jobs in the hospitality industry.

Recently, Amazon announced that it will spend $700 Million (USD) to retrain its employees. Why are they doing this? Simple: automation. They know that a displaced workforce would be bad political mojo at a time when the giant is facing increasing calls for regulation, even potential anti-trust action.Anti-trust laws in the US were made largely in reaction to the Standard Oil Company and its founder John D. Rockefeller.In this DataPoint, Frank notes how Jeff Bezos just may be the Rockefeller of our day.

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Industrial robots have been around for decades. What will happen when they are connected to AI? What will the job market look like and how will entire industries change?

If we were to ask where the combination of robotics and AI can provide industrial transformation, the immediate view in many people’s minds is the direct replacement of human workers, for example in picking strawberries. This is only a part of the picture, significant gains are also enabled by replacing or upgrading existing machines (see our welding example above), by augmenting human capabilities (such as by presetting no-go zones in robotic surgery) and by opening completely new options that previously were not possible (for example micro surgery robots may need to make their own decisions due to difficulty in communicating with them inside the body).

Here’s an interesting read on the importance of re-skilling the workforce to be ready when the robots and/or algorithms take away many (all?) of the jobs.

Recently, Amazon floated the idea that it would be fully automated in a decade: Not all of the 125,000 people who work at Amazon warehouses have to worry about losing their jobs to robots — not for 10 years or so, anyways. On Tuesday, Scott Anderson, director of Amazon […]

Doctor Who recently released an episode looking at a future where robots took up most of the workforce. In that reality, companies had to hit a “biological quota” of 10% of their employees being human. A silly, unrealistic future, right?

Well, maybe not. Recent research from RS Online has found there’s a very real possibility of robotic replacements coming to take jobs away from living, breathing people by the year 2030.

Worried about the concept of Wall-E or K9 coming in to take over your role? The study found the following sectors were the most at risk of one of these metallic employees taking their spot:

  • Retail. Where 44% of jobs were at risk.
  • Admin. Where 37% of roles could be taken.
  • Manufacturing. Where 46% of positions could be up for grabs.

Are you worried about where your future is headed? Make sure to put yourself in a position which makes you irreplaceable across the next 10 years if you’re worried about the threat of a robotic revolution.

To find out more about the growth of artificial intelligence, be sure to check out the fascinating infographic below.