When it comes to automation, many experts believe that the most vulnerable are the most vulnerable.
That is, the jobs that are in the greatest danger of being disrupted, if not altogether displaced, by machines are occupied by blue-collar and frontline service workers—those in “lower-wage, lower-education roles” who perform rote tasks, as a report from the Brookings Institution framed it earlier this year.
But a new study from Brookings
, being released today, challenges this assumption, at least as it pertains to artificial intelligence. “White-collar, well-paid America—radiologists, legal professionals, optometrists, and many more—will likely get no free pass,” it asserts.