This week’s poll: do you fear automation?

This week’s poll: do you fear automation?

Earlier this month, in a speech to an audience in Liverpool, Bank of England governor Mark Carney warned that automation technology will put millions of jobs at risk.

It’s a compelling and well-worn argument but one which is particularly relevant in an age when few professions or sectors of the economy are untouched by automation. Carney’s comments followed research published earlier this year by Citi and Oxford University claiming that 57 per cent of jobs across the OECD are at risk from automation.

Many commentators, particularly those from industries enjoying the biggest economic benefits from automation were quick to counter […]

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