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Top 10 jobs that are likely to be replaced by robots

Updated: 2015-01-01 11:12 By Yan Yiqi (China Daily)

2. Clerical workers

Top 10 jobs that are likely to be replaced by robots

Mamoru Mohri, chief executive director of the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan) in Japan, hands a female-announcer robot called Otonaroid a letter of appointment to work as a guide at the museum and a girl robot called Kodomoroid, second left, looks on this press event in Tokyo June 24, 2014. [Photo/IC]

It seems that robots could easily replace clerical workers using computers, printing, copy and fax machines. You can imagine robots handling all the paper work for their bosses.

Andrew Anderson, CEO of UK artificial intelligence company Celaton, said that clerical work will be done by robots within five years.

Anderson said that artificial intelligence could carry out labor-intensive clerical tasks quickly and automatically, while the latest models are also capable of making decisions that would traditionally be made by humans.

He said that AI could read and understand the meaning of entire documents by learning the patterns of words and phrases in context. It's this ability to learn that is reducing the need for clerical workers to carry out these repetitive tasks.