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This is how AI could support a four-day work week

Technology is often viewed as a threat to jobs. But done right, it can liberate our time—and lead to new opportunities

By Jason Stockwood  

Technology could change the way we work—and reduce the hours we spend on menial tasks. Photo: PA

For the past five years, it’s been hard to move for surveys and studies showing how many jobs are set to become obsolete as a result of automation.

Since the debate was blown open by Oxford academics Carl Frey and Michael Osborne, whose 2013 paper suggested 47 per cent of American jobs were threatened by automation, the doom-laden predictions have just kept coming.

One survey suggests around 6 million workers in the…

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