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Machines v Manpower

Robots and the jobs market - perhaps the outlook isn't as gloomy as everyone assumes. Ed Butler dons augmented reality goggles to glimpse the hi-tech future of work.

Robots and the jobs market: Will they make us all redundant? Or perhaps the outlook is not as gloomy as everyone assumes?

Presenter Ed Butler dons augmented reality goggles to glimpse the hi-tech future of work with Daqri founder Brian Mullins. Meanwhile academics Carl Frey of Oxford University and Michael Mandel of the Progressive Policy Institute in Washington DC compare our current computerised era with past industrial revolutions, to assess how tough the future jobs squeeze may be.

(Photo: Han the Robot by Hanson Robotics. Credit: Isaac Lawrence/AFP/Getty Images)

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Thu 13 Jul 2017 07:32GMT

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