Chefs and truck drivers beware: AI is coming  for your jobs

Robots aren’t replacing everyone, but a quarter of US jobs will be severely disrupted as artificial intelligence accelerates the automation of existing work, according to a new Brookings Institution report. The report, published yesterday, said roughly 36 million Americans hold jobs with “high exposure” to automation – meaning at least 70 per cent of their tasks could soon be performed by machines using current technology. Among those most likely to be affected are cooks, waiters and others in food services; short-haul truck drivers; and clerical office workers.  More details in Friday’s Borneo Bulletin