How automation will affect the office Dilberts

Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England and previously the Bank of Canada, warned at a speech in Toronto that there are a lot of routine cognitive jobs at risk from technology that could lead to a “massacre of the Dilberts” (a reference to the comic strip about office workers). While increased productivity will ultimately benefit workers, Carney said it will require imaginative solutions in terms of training and social change. Even he will need to find a job and retrain when he steps down from his current position in June 2019.