Automation risk greatest for construction industry

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Close to half of all businesses intend to increase their adoption of robotic process automation over the next year, with construction topping the list of industries most likely to be hardest hit.

Deloitte’s The Future of Work is Now: Is APAC Ready? Report, commissioned by Autodesk Foundation, aims to help identify the labour markets most vulnerable to technological disruption in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region.

It explores the future of work and automation in 12 APAC countries including Australia, Thailand, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Singapore, Korea, Japan, Vietnam, The Philippines, and Indonesia.

The construction industry had the highest proportion of routine, manual tasks, with a high potential for automation. Likelihood of automation was also high in mining, manufacturing, and transport. In comparison, service industries – like health, education and financial services – had a relatively lower impact score.

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