A recruitment expert is encouraging workers to embrace - not fear - automation.
A survey by Hays recruitment has found half of Kiwi workers have seen their roles change due to machines.
Sixteen percent have been significantly impacted, and a third partially.
Hays managing director Adam Shapley says the future is here, whether we like it or not.
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He suggests people think of ways they could fill the time freed up by robots - or come up with strategies to adapt.
Mr Shapley says it mostly affects roles that are simple and repetitive.
"You look at industries from finance to marketing to construction - where there's half that role ready for automation, that's where it will happen."