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Can humans benefit from robots in the workplace?

Robots probably won't take our jobs—for now

By Daniel Susskind  
The world's first remote heart operation carried out using a robot arm in 2010 at Glenfield Hospital in Leicester © Rui Vieira/PA Archive/PA Images

The world's first remote heart operation carried out using a robot arm in 2010 at Glenfield Hospital in Leicester © Rui Vieira/PA Archive/PA Images

Can humans benefit from robots in the workplace? This question is commonly asked, but we often make two mistakes in answering it.

The first mistake is that, in everyday conversation about the future, we tend to talk about the different “jobs” that…

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