Change / transformation | Technology

Will robots take your job? Find out here.

We’ve spent a lot of time here talking about the impact machine automation will have on our profession. The bottom line is this: Machines will soon be able to do a lot of jobs that accounting and finance professionals are doing right now.

The key question is this: Will those machines be able to do your job?

Here’s how you can find out.

It’s a website called “Will Robots Take My Job?” Simply choose your occupation, hit “Enter,” and behold your future.

I chose “Editor.” The website told me I’m “totally safe.”

My boss, Tom Hood, a CPA, chose “accountant.” The website told him he is “doomed.”

Of course, he’s also a CEO, which the website said is “totally safe.”

I guess it depends on your point of view.

Find out what your future holds here, then consider this: You’ll be safe as long as you’re doing work that machines can’t do.

As Peter Sheahan says, “Humans should only do work that only humans can do.”

Go do it.


William D. Sheridan