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    Majority Americans Say Robots Will Take Over Most Jobs in 50 Years

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    A poll reveals that well over half of all Americans think machines will do most jobs in the next half century that are conducted today by humans.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Well over half of all Americans think machines will do most jobs in the next half century that are conducted today by humans, but do not consider their own jobs to be impacted by the prevalence of technology, a Pew Research Center poll revealed.

    "A majority of Americans predict that within 50 years, robots and computers will do much of the work currently done by humans — but few workers expect their own jobs or professions to experience substantial impacts," Pew said on Thursday.

    According to the poll, some 65 percent of respondents said that in the next 50 year robots will "definitely" and "probably" do much of the work currently done by humans, while 32 percent disagreed.

    When asked whether they thought their current jobs would still exist in the next five decades or be taken over by machines, 80 percent said their jobs would "probably" and definitely" still exist, while 18 percent said they disagreed.

    An Oxford University study estimated that as many as half of the all jobs in the United States are at risk of becoming computerized.

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