Louisiana Facing A Robot Invasion
Oxford Economics has released a new report that puts Louisiana and Oregon on top of the list of states that are likely to lose jobs to robots.
I wasn't aware that it was a thing, but apparently there is a 'robot vulnerability index.' That's where Louisiana is sitting tied for the top spot. The index is used to represent states that are the most vulnerable to losing jobs to automation by 2030.
We possibly have a disproportionate amount of those types of positions that somebody's going to build a machine to take over for them," says UNO Business professor, Mark Rosa.
"Just to suggest that we would be affected most, then that also suggests that we've got these types of jobs that a machine could somewhat easily replace."
"I'd be of the opinion that, anybody that's going to lose their job to a robot substitute...that's usually entry-level work, something that could be done repetitively by a machine," Rosa says.
The study does mention that places with higher tourism will likely not see the increase of robots taking over. For instance, people want to see a smile when coming into a restaurant. They want the full service experience. A robot wouldn't be able to give them that.
It's also noted that a robot invasion isn't necessarily a bad thing, as it will boost productivity and economic growth, which will create jobs.
Following Louisiana and Oregon on the top of the list are Texas, Indiana and North Carolina. Hawaii had the lowest score, followed by Washington, D.C., Nevada, Florida and Vermont.