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UK – Robots could take four million jobs in the next decade (The Guardian)

Four million jobs in the UK’s private sector could be replaced by robots over the next decade, reports The Guardian, with survey data from YouGov for the Royal Society of Arts. The poll predicts a loss of 15% of jobs by 2027. Jobs in finance and accounting, transport and distribution and in media, marketing and advertising are most likely to be automated in the next decade. However they stated that the impact on jobs extends to more than just replacing them. “Our first conclusion is that AI and robotics are more likely to alter jobs than to eliminate them. Despite impressive advances in machine capability, many tasks remain outside of their scope, particularly those demanding manual dexterity and deeper forms of creativity and communication,” the Royal Society stated.