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US leads a robotics investment boom

Rapidly increasing activity in the robotics sphere has led the Financial Times to herald an investment boom time for one of the hottest new markets in tech. And, as robots break free of factory production lines, the US and China are poised to take the lead from Japan and Germany.    After growing at a compound rate of 17 per cent a year, the robot market will be worth...
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Ministers to consider risk of robots taking over UK jobs

The UK government is to investigate the impact that rapidly-improving Artificial Intelligence (AI) and robot technology will have on British jobs, according to Sky News.     Former cabinet office adviser, Daniel Susskind, has warned that white collar jobs will be under threat, with computers replacing doctors and lawyers – at least to some degree. In a forthcoming...
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Why is the UK trailing in the march of the robots?

“The spinning mule was a pivotal element in the industrial revolution... turning Britain into a textiles superpower,” wrote Andrew Bowman in the Financial Times last month . “But, when it comes to replacing human hands with machines, today’s British manufacturers have become the Luddites of Europe.” He follows up this damning remark with some hard facts:  The UK car industry...
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US leads a robotics investment boom

Rapidly increasing activity in the robotics sphere has led the Financial Times to herald an...

Ministers to consider risk of robots taking over UK jobs

The UK government is to investigate the impact that rapidly-improving Artificial...

Why is the UK trailing in the march of the robots?

“The spinning mule was a pivotal element in the industrial revolution... turning Britain into...