Robotics to wreck jobs

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - - NEWS -

MIL­LIONS of jobs will be swept away in a “fourth in­dus­trial rev­o­lu­tion” as work­ers are re­placed by ro­bots, Bank of Eng­land Gover­nor Mark Car­ney warned yes­ter­day. The UK bank boss said tech­no­log­i­cal changes could de­stroy 10 per cent of Bri­tish jobs – 3.2 mil­lion roles – as ev­ery­thing from pass­port gates to su­per­mar­ket check-outs were au­to­mated.

“Ev­ery tech­no­log­i­cal rev­o­lu­tion mer­ci­lessly de­stroys jobs and liveli­hoods well be­fore the new ones emerge,” he said. “The share of jobs at high risk of au­to­ma­tion … is 10 per cent in the UK and 15 per cent in Ire­land.”

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