The Future of Work

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Do new technologies such as 3D printers and self-driving cars promise to relieve us of the humdrum of work, or to relieve us of our employment altogether? We speak to Michael Osborne, from Oxford's Machine Learning Research Group and his colleague Carl Frey from the Oxford Martin School, who claim that half of all jobs in the US are under threat from the coming horde of computers and robots. We take a look at some of the prototypes at London's Design Museum. And we ask leading architect and futurologist Andrew Chadwick, what the office of the future will look like.

Also in the programme - lobsters, lobsters everywhere! In the US state of Maine that is. Johnny Diamond reports on the crustaceous glut brought on by warming seas off the US north-east coast, and the surprising impact it has had on local fishermen and the local diet.

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Thu 3 Oct 2013 07:32 GMT

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