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Yes, robots are taking our jobs. But we shouldn’t be scared

If automation can support us then perhaps the future isn’t so bleak

By Nick Whitehead  
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There have been a large number of opinion pieces written recently in response to research findings that suggest that many of the jobs humans currently perform will be replaced by AI or robots. Claims that up to 50 per cent of jobs will be automated within the next 20 years build on the fears that were evoked by Stephen Hawking and his predictions about “robot rebellions” and AI being the “best…

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