Study shows 96% of some mining jobs can be automated

A new study by McKinsey & Company found that 45% of work activities could be automated using already demonstrated technology.

According to the research these activities represent about $2 trillion in annual wages in the US.

What's more automation does not only affect low-skill, low-wage roles – McKinsey discovered that "even the highest-paid occupations in the economy, such as financial managers, physicians, and senior executives, including CEOs, have a significant amount of activity that can be automated."