Brookings: How Automation Could Make Some Jobs Better | Burning Glass Technologies

“In a recent paper by IBM Research and the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab[1], the authors study online job listings data collected by Burning Glass Technologies, a job analytics firm, to examine how skill requirements in these listings changed over the period spanning 2010-2017. The authors’ findings suggest that tasks that are more suitable for machine learning and AI algorithms such as scheduling and credential validation fell over the observation period.

At the same time, the authors found that listings featuring tasks that require human judgment, discretion, and other so-called “soft skills” became more common. More importantly, this latter skill set was associated with higher listed salaries, suggesting that these skills were becoming more valuable in the market, especially in occupations that combine technical and soft skills.”

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