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Are only poets safe from robots?

Could lawyers and doctors soon be replaced?

By Giles Wilkes  

The iCub humanoid robot at IDSIA's robotics lab in Switzerland ©Juxi

The Future of the Professions: How Technology will Transform the Work of Human Experts, by Richard Susskind and Daniel Susskind, Oxford University Press, £18.99

Four years ago, a poem called “For the Bristle- cone Snag” found its way into the Archive, a student magazine published at Duke University in the United States. Containing the less-than-immortal lines, “They attacked it with mechanical horns because they love you, love, in…

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