Could BCIs and the emergence of ‘emotionally aware machines’ lead to an even greater automation of jobs?

There is much discussion about how technology could change work, but people generally think that more ‘human jobs’ are the most safe. Jobs that predictions say are the least likely to be automated include:

  • Mental health and substance abuse social worker
  • Occupational therapist
  • The clergy.

Could this all change with machines that recognise emotions?


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