In rest of the cases (95 per cent), automation will impact the way we work, but not eliminate jobs. About 60 per cent of occupations have at least 30 per cent of their activities that are automatable, according to the report. "While these aspects of our job roles can be automated, skills which require social, emotional, and cognitive skills will remain irreplaceable," Ghosh said.
The report referred to a study titled Benefiting from Automation of Work study çarried out by accounting and consulting firm Deloitte in the UK, which found that while 800,000 low-skilled jobs were eliminated due to the rise of automation, it paved the way for creating 3.5 million higher-skilled new jobs. The new jobs paid an average of $13,000 more per year.
The industry body also opined that government agencies had showed a "remarkable" adoption of automation in areas ranging from lockdown
surveillance to drone-based medicine delivery, and e-Pass generation for essential services personnel.
The unprecedented economic impact of Covid-19 on demand and supply, along with implications on geopolitics, and globalization, will influence the future of automation and its impact on jobs, the report said.