Haldane suggested society may have an edge against machines in jobs which require high-level reasoning, creativity and cognition, while AI (artificial intelligence) problems are more digital and data driven.
The chief economist suggested that even if the study was accurate; a change in how society works may be underway. People may opt towards work in more tailored businesses Haldane argued, adding that there are already early signs of a move towards more flexible working and temporary contracts.
"The smarter machines become, the greater the likelihood that the space remaining for uniquely-human skills could shrink further. Machines are already undertaking tasks which were unthinkable – if not unimaginable – a decade ago. Algorithms are rapidly learning not just to process and problem-solve, but to perceive and even emote."
Haldane isn't the only one speaking out against this threat.
Nobel Prize-winning economist Robert Shiller told CNBC in January that there's an "increasing fear of technology" in all its different forms. Technology seems to be leaving questions of what will life and people be like in 30 years.
Billionaire Jeff Greene also echoed these comments on CNBC's Squawk Box Thursday, saying that people in the workplace could go the same way of the "horse-and-buggy" did – out of business – due to the "exponential growth of artificial intelligence."