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Will even artists someday find their jobs taken over by automation?

Will even artists someday find their jobs taken over by automation?

High-tech automation is eliminating jobs like Pac-Man gobbling yellow dots. According to a 2013 study by the Oxford Martin School, 47% of U.S. jobs are susceptible to takeover by machines in the coming decades. Whether you work in manufacturing, the service industry, in medicine, law or any number of other industries, chances are that your occupation is in the middle of an unprecedented algorithm-driven paradigm shift. One area we tend to view as safe from automation is creativity — but perhaps even artists will soon have to compete with computers.

The tech industry has long been obsessed with the question of whether a machine can generate an...

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