It won’t be long before humans are competing with robots for jobs.

Forrester forecasts that cognitive technologies such as robots, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and automation will replace 7% of US jobs by 2025.

A new report details the emerging best practices for augmenting “cubicle work” (which represents 89-million US jobs) with cognitive solutions and how companies can adapt for the changing workforce.

Key data points from the report include:

* 16% of US jobs will be replaced, while the equivalent of 9% jobs will be created – a net loss of 7% of US jobs by 2025.

* Office and administrative support staff will be the most rapidly disrupted.

* The cognitive era will create new jobs, such as robot monitoring professionals, data scientists, automation specialists, and content curators: Forrester forecasts 8,9-million new jobs in the US by 2025.

* 93% of automation technologists feel unprepared or only partially prepared to tackle the challenges associated with smart machine technologies.