Artificial Intelligence

A short history of jobs and automation

A worker walks past a 'Motoman' dual arm robot by Japanese company Yaskawa Electric during final preparations at the "Hannover Messe" industrial trade fair in Hanover April 18, 2008. The world's leading fair for industrial technology, with about 5,100 exhibitors from 62 nations, opens to the public on April 21 and runs till April 25. The exhibitors will showcase their latest trends in automation, technologies for maximizing energy efficiency and security and automotive solutions with Japan as this year's guest country.  REUTERS/Christian Charisius  (GERMANY) - BM2E44I0ZTM01

Robotics and automation have come to play in a part in many aspects of modern life. Image: REUTERS/Christian Charisius

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