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When Robots Steal Our Jobs

Technology has been replacing manufacturing jobs for years and now it has white-collar jobs in its sights. David Baker asks what we will do if robots take over the workplace.

Technology has been replacing manufacturing jobs for years. Is the same about to happen to white-collar work? Will new faster, smarter computers start destroying more jobs than they create?

Technologists and economists are now arguing that we are approaching a turning point, where professional jobs are becoming automated, leaving less and less work for humans to do. David Baker investigates the evidence and asks what this means for society, the individual and equality.
Producer: Charlotte McDonald.

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