Computer scientists warn how robots and artificial intelligence will steal your job and create …

The future is supposed to be a glorious place where robot butlers cater to our every need and the four-hour work day is a reality. But the true picture could be much bleaker. Top computer scientists in the US warned over the weekend that the rise of AI and robots in the work place could cause mass unemployment and dislocated economies, rather than simply unlocking productivity gains and freeing us all up to watch TV and play sports. And a recent report from Citi, produced in conjunction with the University of Oxford, highlights how increased automation could lead to greater inequality. All these findings are fears are echoed in a recent research note put out by Citibank and co-authored by two co-directors and a research fellow of the University of…


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