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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TSB staff sacked over gaming of customer compensation system

Exclusive: Union criticises bank inquiry into IT meltdown payouts that led to five workers being dismissedTSB staff whose own bank accounts were affected by an IT meltdown have been sacked for allegedly gaming the compensation system set up to help cus…

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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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The tech giants dominated the decade. But there’s still time to rein them in | Jay Owens

Google, Amazon and Facebook moved at a scale and speed governments couldn’t match. Now regulators are trying to catch upThe 2010s will be remembered for a new era in the development of capitalism, one of mind-boggling scale. Apple, Amazon and Microsoft…

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Apple and Google named in US lawsuit over Congolese child cobalt mining deaths

Dell, Microsoft and Tesla also among tech firms named in case brought by families of children killed or injured while mining in DRCComment: ‘I saw the unbearable grief inflicted on families by cobalt mining. I pray for change’A landmark legal case has …

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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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