These Are the Top Jobs About to Be Taken Over by Emotionless Robots
Some companies are looking to invest in computer technology instead of warm-blooded human talent.

Sure -- a computer might not be able to sell me this pen or describe a time it failed in a job interview, but as the billion-dollar artificial intelligence market booms, some companies are looking to invest in machine technology instead of warm-blooded human talent.

Here are some of the jobs that could be replaced by computers.

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Editors' Pick: This article was originally published on July 19, 2017. 

Walmart Store Accountants
Walmart Store Accountants

Walmart Inc (WMT - Get Report) employees who once sat in windowless back rooms counting cash for $13 an hour were replaced by Cash360 machines across the country, the Wall Street Journal reported.

The machines count eight bills per second and 3,000 coins per minute, digitally depositing funds at the bank and earning Walmart immediate interest. Many of the store accountants were moved to other Walmart positions, but more than 500 have left the company.

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Tiffany & Co Silver Polishers
Tiffany & Co Silver Polishers

Not even the luxurious plush-lined floors at Tiffany & Co (TIF - Get Report)  are safe from automation. The upscale jeweler now uses machines to polish basic silver pieces during production.

But high-end pieces still require attention only humans can offer. Tiffany's lists positions available as polishers in five production and manufacturing centers on its website.

Home Depot Cashiers
Home Depot Cashiers

Home Depot Inc (HD - Get Report) joined the ranks of retailers turning to self-checkout. While a lot of bigger retailers including Kroger Co (KR - Get Report) , Target Corp (TGT - Get Report) , CVS Health Corp (CVS - Get Report) and Whole Foods Market (WFM) utilize self-checkout to shorten lines, Home Depot has struggled to transition to self-checkout because it isn't particularly easy to scan a lawn chair without help. But Home Depot is solving the problem by adding scanner guns to self-checkout stations, the WSJ reported.

Therapists
Therapists

Apple Inc (AAPL - Get Report) iPhone apps offer cognitive and speech therapy that make a trip to your clinician possibly obsolete.

The Constant Therapy app was designed by scientists at Boston University and can help people recovering from stroke, traumatic brain injury, aphasia, dementia, attention and comprehension issues and more.

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Physicians
Physicians

International Business Machines (IBM - Get Report) Watson computers have made strides with doctors and surgeons in some of the world's top hospitals.

IBM Watson for Oncology helps clinicians sort through complicated treatment options based on training from Memorial Sloan Kettering physicians.

Robot-surgeons are used to perform knee replacements, vision correction treatments and reproductive health operations.

Stock Traders
Stock Traders

Goldman Sachs (GS - Get Report) had 600 equities traders 17 years ago, but it now has just two. The high-paid stock traders were replaced with unpaid computers, the Washington Post reported.

Even the fattest paycheck doesn't always promise job security. Goldman CFO Marty Chavez told a Harvard symposium that commodities traders could also be replaced by computers - maybe that would help Goldman turn around its recent 40% decline in FICC trading revenue.

McDonald's Cashiers
McDonald's Cashiers

McDonald's (MCD - Get Report) now takes orders at machines in 2,500 of its European stores and 600 of its U.S. locations.

The kiosks that replaced cashiers allow customers to skip the line and customize their orders at every stage, from the type of bun to the toppings. It's helped the company manage employee and food costs.

Drivers
Drivers

Uber drivers could be out of a job if Alphabet (GOOGL - Get Report) , Tesla (TSLA - Get Report) , Ford Motor Co (F - Get Report) or General Motors (GM - Get Report) make self-driving vehicles. But hey, at least now they're getting tips.

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