Over 80% Indians remain optimistic to retain their jobs despite automation: Report
India tops the list in terms of expectation of jobs automation, as around 71% respondents expect their jobs to be automated.
Although majority of Indians think their jobs would be automated in the next 10 years, 84% hope to retain their jobs, supported by their skills, according to a report by World Economic Forum (WEF) and Ipsos.
India tops the list in terms of expectation of jobs automation, as around 71% respondents expect their jobs to be automated. Saudi Arabia comes second with 56% respondents expecting jobs getting automated, and in China 55% respondents feel the same.
"Interestingly, 84% of urban Indians polled are confident of keeping their jobs, using the skills they possess. The survey also shows across all markets, Indians are most confident, followed by the Netherlands (83%) and the US (82%)," the report said.
The markets least confident of holding onto their jobs in the face of automation, include Japan (23%), South Korea (33%) and Russia (50%).
Commenting on the survey, Parijat Chakraborty of Ipsos India said, "Indian job market is hierarchy driven, promotions are skills and performance-led. Indians realise while automation is likely they know it will act as an enabler to improve efficiencies in deliverability; human intellect, skill-sets and capital will still be needed to get the job done."
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