Building on our Open Jobs programme, this ambitious project will apply state-of-the-art data science methods to measure the susceptibility of jobs to automation.
Focusing on the UK, France, Germany, and Italy, we will shed new light on the demographic characteristics and locations of workers likely to experience changes to their jobs. Where occupations are at risk, we will identify lower risk occupations which have similar skill requirements and offer a comparable standard of living, and are therefore viable alternative roles.
To ensure that the outputs of this work are practical and useful, Nesta will engage local stakeholders (for example, learning providers, public employment services, unions and policymakers) to build a deeper understanding of their needs and challenges.
This project will fill gaps in the existing research on occupations that are at risk of changing dramatically as a result of automation, and provide new information and tools that can be used to highlight opportunities for workers who are likely to be displaced from their jobs.
This work furthers Nesta’s mission, detailed in Precarious to Prepared, to empower workers to navigate their way to the jobs of the future.
The project is supported by the J.P.Morgan as part of the New Skills At Work initiative.