Ministers to consider risk of robots taking over UK jobs

The government is to investigate the impact that rapidly-improving Artificial Intelligence (AI) and robot technology will have on British jobs, according to Sky News. There are fears that as many as a third of jobs could go to automatons. See related  A former cabinet office adviser, Richard Susskind, has warned that white collar jobs will be under threat, with computers replacing doctors and lawyers – at least to some degree. Susskind said: “These increasingly capable machines and systems offer us a way to provide far more affordable access to expertise. We are going to see more change in the next two decades than we have in the last two centuries in the professions. “But there are tasks we might not want these systems and machines to perform. Medicine is a…


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