Automation for the People

Last month the Centre for Cities published their Cities Outlook 2018 which highlighted that whilst technologies such as automation and artificial intelligence (AI) will boost jobs across the country, there was also the possibility for a high level of job displacement with cities in the South faring better than those in the Midlands and North. The fear of mass job displacement from an increase in automation and AI has been warned of for many years now. But it is nothing new, indeed similar fears were raised against the rise of the typewriter, the steam engine or even the spinning...

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