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Robots in London: is your job ‘safe’?

Robots in London: is your job ‘safe’?

Tech
Do Londoners have a competitive advantage in the event of a robot-invasion of the labour market? One in 20 jobs in London will be taken over by robotic and autonomous systems in the next 20 years. Most likely to be affected are the Square Mile's financial, insurance, business and information services. Just as Londoners traversing the underground are greeted by a sombre barrage of electronic ticket barriers instead of smiles from human ticket checkers, so robots will continue to overtake human capabilities in the capital. Nearly 15,000 more jobs in London are likely to be automated by 2035, according to researchers at Oxford University and leading recruitment agency, Adzuna. However, it's not just working-class jobs the robots are coming for, it's London's lawyers, ins