How automating jobs can reduce unemployment

How automating jobs can reduce unemployment

Careers Image: © VectorMine/ Hays’ Tim Olsen explains why automation doesn’t take away jobs and can actually help to narrow the digital skills gap.

The Czech word for forced labour is ‘robota’ – the origin of today’s word, ‘robot’. It’s not something automation evangelists such as myself would want to associate with, but the reality is that robotics has a difficult history surrounded by fear ever since the mills were mechanised and workers replaced.

Even in today’s modern times robophobia is rife. We regularly hear that 50pc of our activities can be automated and we are led to wonder whether our […]

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