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Hubspot vs Marketo: Marketing Automation Comparison

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Automation could eliminate 73 million jobs, a new McKinsey report says

“The dire predictions that robots are going to take our jobs are overstated,” says Susan Lund, the group’s director of research and co-author of the study. “There will be enough jobs for everyone in most sectors.” More: Special report: Automation puts jobs in peril. More: Robots stealing human jobs isn’t the problem. In a study early this year, McKinsey found that about half of all work activities globally have the technological potential to be automated, but the new report provides a more realistic assessment based on economic, social and technical factors. It concludes that from zero to a third of work activities could be displaced by 2030.In the U.S., 39 million to 73 million jobs could be destroyed, but about 20 million of those displaced workers can be shifted fairly easily into similar occupations, though they may take on slightly different tasks, the report says. That means 16 million to 54 million workers – or as much as a third of the U.S. workforce – will need to be retrained for entirely new occupations. Globally, up to 800 million workers could be displaced and as many as 375 million may need to learn new skills for new occupational categories. The employment growth needed to replace the jobs eradicated will come in part from automation itself – the new workers needed to operate the machines, as well as the increased productivity and economic growth that automation will generate through bigger company profits and higher wages. Jobs most susceptible to automation are physical ones in predictable environments. Jobs safest from the effects of automation involve managing people, high-level expertise and unpredictable environments. “The big question is, ‘Will people who lost jobs be able to get new ones?'”. The authors acknowledge that the adoption of automation could be far slower than they anticipate, perhaps forcing fewer than 10 million workers globally to switch occupations. If many displaced workers don’t have new jobs within a year, unemployment could rise and dampen wage growth” in the short and medium term.
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Forrester Predicts That AI-enabled Automation Will Eliminate 9% of US Jobs In 2018

A new Forrester Research report, Predictions 2018: Automation Alters The Global Workforce, outlines 10 predictions about the impact of AI and automation on jobs, work processes and tasks, business success and failure, and software development, cybersecurity, and regulatory compliance. We will see a surge in white-collar automation, half a million new digital workers in the US, and a shift from manual to automated IT and data management. “Companies that master automation will dominate their industries,” Forrester says. Automation will eliminate 9% of US jobs but will create 2% more. In 2018, 9% of US jobs will be lost to automation, partly offset by a 2% growth in jobs supporting the “Automation economy.” Specifically impacted will be back-office and administrative, sales, and call center employees. A wide range of technologies, from robotic process automation and AI to customer self-service and physical robots will impact hiring and staffing strategies as well as create a need for new skills. A political automation backlash will briefly impede progress-and lose. The hot-button political issue of automation will accelerate in 2018 as workers realize nearly all jobs will be affected. Automation will win regardless-because its economic value outweighs any political resistance. In 2018, RPA-based digital workers will replace and/or augment 311,000 office and administrative positions and 260,000 sales and related positions. Digital Transformation spending will emphasize automation. 2018 will recast automation as a prime enabler of the customer experience, one that uses voice and chat interaction and is backed by AI building blocks that follow conversation and intent, make decisions, resolve exceptions, complete transactions, and remove simple, standardized tasks from human work. Enterprises will invest in broad automation efforts such as automation centers of excellence that span business units. Many large organizations have already invested in continuous delivery release automation to drive the deployment of applications within production environments.
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375 million jobs may be automated by 2030, study suggests

The McKinsey Global Institute cautions that as many as 375 million workers will need to switch occupational categories by 2030 due to automation. The work most at risk of automation includes physical jobs in predictable environments, such as operating machinery or preparing fast food. To remain viable, workers must embrace retraining in different fields. Governments and companies will need to help smooth what could be a rocky transition. “The model where people go to school for the first 20 years of life and work for the next 40 or 50 years is broken,” Susan Lund, a partner for the McKinsey Global Institute and co-author of the report, told CNN Tech. The authors believe we may see a massive transition on a scale not seen since the early 1900s, when workers shifted from farms to factories. The report also cited the potential need for an effort on the same scale as the Marshall Plan, when the United States spent billions to rebuild Wes
tern Europe after World War II. Such a plan would include a big investment from the private and public sectors in new training programs and workforce transition programs. Despite the looming challenges, the report revealed how workers can move forward. While the introduction of the personal computer in the 1980s eliminated some jobs, it created many more roles. Workers who are willing to develop new skills should be able to find new jobs. “The dire predictions that robots are taking our jobs are overblown,” Lund said. “Yes, work will be automated, [but] there will be enough jobs for everyone in most areas.” The authors don’t expect automation will displace jobs involving managing people, social interactions or applying expertise. Gardeners, plumbers, child and elder-care workers are among those facing less risk from automation.
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