The automation of work through artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, 3-D printing and other new technologies has been a hot topic in recent years. But it has now got a second wind, courtesy of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Future of Jobs 2020 report published last week by the World Economic Forum (WEF), famous for its annual jamborees of the world's movers and shakers in the Swiss resort of Davos, points out that automation, combined with the pandemic, is creating a "double disruption" scenario for workers.
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