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Science  10 Oct 2014:
Vol. 346, Issue 6206, pp. 190-191
DOI: 10.1126/science.346.6206.190

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It's hard enough these days landing a job as a flesh-and-blood human. Soon we may be competing with robots. A report from the University of Oxford's Oxford Martin School estimated that 47% of U.S. jobs could be taken over by machines in the next decade or two. In this graphic feature, Science takes a look at careers where robots may have the inside track. Tough, strong, and fearless, robots could make ideal first responders to a natural disaster. And newsrooms already employ algorithms to churn out stories on corporate earnings and earthquakes. The automatons can even formulate hypotheses and design experiments without any human input.