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Is technology set to steal your job?

The growing influence of technology in the workplace is making many professional jobs redundant

By John McDermott   April 2014

Robots might start taking more and more of our jobs. © AP Photo/Matt Rourke

Baxter the robot: experts have suggested that “as machines become smarter, the less opportunity there is for humans to complement them”  ©Matt Rourke/AP/PA Images

Soon it might be robots that write articles about the future. If the boldest predictions made about technology turn out to be true, humans like you would still read stories but humans like me would not research, analyse, interview, transcribe, scribble, plan, draft, edit, rewrite, sub-edit and dispatch. Artificial intelligence will have rendered the inadequacy of my intelligence all too real.

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