Daniel Susskind: ‘Automation of jobs is one of the greatest questions of our time’

The Oxford economist talks about his new book on the challenges of a society with no traditional employmentDaniel Susskind is an economist and fellow of Balliol College, Oxford. He has held policy roles in the Blair and Cameron governments. His new boo…

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GSK puts faith in AI to make more successful drugs more quickly

Firm is recruiting artificial intelligence specialists and developing new genomics labGlaxoSmithKline is ramping up its use of artificial intelligence and recruiting 80 AI specialists by the end of 2020 as it turns to cutting-edge computing to develop …

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Brexit voters more likely to live in areas at risk from rise of robots

Areas with higher probability of automation match those with greater percentage of BrexitersBrexit supporters are more likely to live in areas most threatened by the economic impact of automation, according to a study of the impact of robots and artifi…

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Brexit voters more likely to live in areas at risk from rise of robots

Areas with higher probability of automation match those with greater percentage of BrexitersBrexit supporters are more likely to live in areas most threatened by the economic impact of automation, according to a study of the impact of robots and artifi…

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Unilever saves on recruiters by using AI to assess job interviews

System analyses body language and word choice, but polling suggests public are opposed to such use of automationUnilever has claimed it is saving hundreds of thousands of pounds a year by replacing human recruiters with an artificial intelligence syste…

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The Domino’s ‘pizza checker’ is just the beginning – workplace surveillance is coming for you | Arwa Mahdawi

The company, which uses a smart scanner to analyse whether food has been made correctly, is far from the only business to use tech to track workersHello? Is that Domino’s? I would like a large cheese pizza with an ominous side of surveillance, please.E…

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