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Man and machine: Robots on the rise? The impact of automation on the Swiss job market

Technological developments are changing the world and the way we work. Self-driving vehicles, 3D printers, and artificial intelligence are providing new business opportunities, raising concerns that jobs will be replaced with automated processes. However, mass-unemployment has not been realised in the medium to long-term. On the contrary, economic output and employment have risen substantially in developed countries, but is everything different this time? Will advances in technology create a jobless future? To estimate the effect of automation on jobs more accurately, economists from the University of Oxford calculated which and how many jobs in the US are at high risk of being replaced due to automation. Based on these calculations, Deloitte in Switzerland carried out a similar analysis for Switzerland. The results of this analysis is presented in more detail in this report.