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27-03-2019

High Risk of Job Automation in Lithuania Provides an Academic Opportunity

42% of jobs in Lithuania are at high risk of automation by 2030, a new report by PwC reveals. This is the third biggest number among the OECD countries. However, the report suggests that the job losses from automation are likely to be broadly offset by job gains arising from new technologies like AI and robotics, and so, Eimantas Kiudulas, the CEO of Klaipeda FEZ, believes that automation could become a major field of research and specialization at Klaipeda’s universities and colleges.

PwC’s ‘International analysis of the Potential Long Term Impact of Automation’ also suggests that transportation, storage and manufacturing, historically key industries in Lithuania, are the most prone to automation: some 43-51% of jobs are at risk of automation in these fields, as opposed to 20-35% in most other industries.

Source: Klaipeda Free Economic Zone

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