New technology could lead to increased poverty, Labour warns



The party's shadow business secretary will warn that half of all jobs could be lost to automation and many businesses are not ready to cope with change.
In a speech at the Labour conference in Brighton, Rebecca Long-Bailey is expected to say the pace of change over the past 20 years will "pale in comparison to the next 20".
"Over the last few centuries, we have gradually learnt how to transfer more and more human skills to machines.
"With current technological breakthroughs, we are, for the first time, designing machines that do cognitive and non-routine work. Machines... read more

 
26 September 2017 in Regional North West , Views: 46
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