Five million jobs at risk from AI and robotics, warns World Economic Forum

The rise of robotics, artificial intelligence and other technology will result in a global loss of five million jobs by 2020, according to a report by the World Economic Forum.  The warning comes shortly after Google chairman Eric Schmidt claimed artificial intelligence has the potential to help humanity solve some of the most difficult challenges it faces.  Further reading According to the The Future of Jobs Report, published to coincide with the Forum’s annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, the number of job losses due to the rise of AI and robotics will total seven million, although two million will be offset by new positions in the changing labour market.  The report, based on a survey of chief human resources officers and top strategy executives, dubs the rise of AI and…


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