I presume you get the pun in the headlines of this blog report. This is a great 148 page piece of research, analysis and perspective of a future where AI based work automation has become a dominant value driver. This new future will surely create a lot of new job and business opportunities but will also leave a large part of the current workforce, including those who has a more cognitive driven job, in a situation that will either require then to change their skills & competences fast or face a grim uncertainty of long-term unemployment.
The change will not happen as fast as many wants us to believe but the full AI automation “end-game” will be very radical. Reading the report there are a few high-level conclusions; the total estimated productivity gains will come about only if people work alongside machines, there will still be a considerable amount of workforce (be that manual work or cognitive work) needed and the change will come across all sectors and functions and will happen in a variety of speediness and ways. There is a bunch of great sub-conclusions backed by the usual McKinsey quality of analytical work and thoughts plus perspectives and I strongly encourage our readers to go through the report and reflect on it, if you have an interest in the how the future of AI workforce automation could unfold.