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Women workers join forces as robots threaten jobs

Unite represents over 300,000 women members and will consult on its political and industrial strategy to ensure a future that works for women. New technologies and artificial intelligence pose real risks to employment in sectors with significant proportions of women workers including health, financial services, local authorities and civil air transport (see notes to editors).

Contributor: Sharon Graham | Published: 11 February 2018


The employment impacts of AI are increasingly being felt

With robots doing everything from building cars to providing ‘company', it is predicted that over the next 20 years, 1 in 3 UK jobs will be replaced by a robot. The development of AI and superfast microchips the size of a grain of rice means that a simple formula and fast connection may soon make many thought based roles obsolete.

Contributor: Enrique Garcia | Published: 29 January 2018

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HR leaders must embrace automation in 2018

HR leaders must consider the benefits of harnessing robotic process automation in 2018, or be left behind the curve. The recommendation comes following a report, which advises that allowing ‘21st-century machines’ to take on the heavy lifting and routine tasks of the future will let the human workforce focus on activities that generate larger economic benefits.

Contributor: Laurie Padua | Published: 25 January 2018

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Two thirds of UK office workers want a personal AI powered assistant

Most office workers view technology in the workplace as a positive force, with the majority (86 percent) saying it already improves their working day, helping them to be more productive (85 percent), and enabling them to connect with their co-workers (78 percent). The top tasks that respondents wanted AI assistance with, include: Reminders of projects or appointments (46 percent); Help with research on a work topic (36 percent); Searches of electronic documents for information (30 percent);

Contributor: Adobe | Published: 7 November 2017

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AI job losses sending alarm bells ringing

With technology shaking the foundations of the workforce. Indeed, computers are already surpassing the human brain at sheer processing, and the true era of AI is not too far away. So where do humans fit in?

Contributor: Matthew Thomas | Published: 31 October 2017