Steven Cherry has written an essay about automation and artificial intelligence for the New Scientist. I took two insights from it:
Malone’s third law: “Every technology breakthrough takes twice as long as we expected and half as long as we are prepared for.”
So, let’s give real automation with artificial intelligence a few decades, from today.
In fact, all jobs are at risk, even the software programmer’s.
I agree that automation will target all employment sectors, but I would argue that the degree of risk will be divided very unevenly between different professions.