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Young people fear losing their jobs to robots, survey finds

Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 05:50
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Nearly half the young people in Western countries said their education ill-prepared them for their jobs. Globally, nearly 80 per cent said they had to learn new skills not taught in school, and that technology change - the threat posed by robots (above) - meant they had to constantly update their job skills.

Munich

FOUR out of 10 young people believe machines will be able to do their jobs within a decade, an international survey published on Monday has found.

Nearly half of young workers surveyed in Western countries said their education did not prepare them to do their jobs.