39% of Domestic Chores Will Be Performed By Robots Within a Decade

The automation of household chores is not exactly a new phenomenon in human society. Washing machines automated the process of doing laundry, vacuum cleaners quickly replaced brooms that were used for sweeping, and it turns out that robots are going to take the automation of domestic tasks to the next level.

Researchers from Japan as well as the UK collaborated to protect the extent to which robots will contribute to household tasks in the future. With all of that having been said and now out of the way, it is important to note that around 39% of all domestic chores will be performed by robots by the year 2033.

This research involved a survey of 65 professionals who are working in the field of AI and are based in in either of the two participating countries. There is a lot of consistency in terms of the predictions these experts made, but in spite of the fact that this is the case a bit of gender disparity could be noted as well with all things having been considered and taken into account.

Male researchers in the UK and female researchers from Japan both had a relatively optimistic view of robots and the role they could play. All experts agreed that grocery shopping times could be reduced by as much as 60%, since robots would very likely be able to handle that with no major concerns.

With all of that having been said and now out of the way, it is important to note that predictions like this have been getting made for a good long while. Researchers were claiming that robots will revolutionize the world in the next decade since as far back as 1976, but these claims did not come to fruition despite half a century passing by.

Whether or not these current predictions will hold remains to be seen. The rise of robotic labor has already begun, so there is a chance that these projections could actually end up being accurate this time around. Sooner or later, people will start to leave boring tasks to robots so that they can focus on other things.

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