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How do we future-proof the British workforce?

Whatever the future holds we must be ready for it

By Anne Milton  

Pepper, the robot who testified before a Parliamentary Committee. © MIKEDOTTA/REX SHUTTERSTOCK

Not too long ago, a robot called Pepper appeared before a Parliamentary Select Committee in Westminster to answer questions from MPs about how we are going to care for older people in the years ahead.

Pepper, who hails from Middlesex University, was asked by chairman Robert Halfon to explain the artificial intelligence (AI) Caresses project, which promotes independent living in order to reduce pressure on the health service.

Not only was Pepper helping the…

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