How many jobs are vulnerable to automation? Plenty of people ask that question and plenty of people try to give numerical answers.
A recent study by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development said that about 46 per cent of jobs have a better-than-even chance of being automated. A 2016 study by Citigroup and the University of Oxford reported that 57 per cent of jobs were at high risk of automation, although a 2013 paper by two of the same researchers predicted 47 per cent. A recent PricewaterhouseCoopers report comes up with lower numbers, though it varies by country.