Will automation make us happier? – live chat

Join experts online on Thursday 25 February 1-2pm GMT to discuss how we can ensure the best possible outcome from automation

Computer scientist Moshe Vardi recently told the American Association for the Advancement of Science that machines could put more than 50% of the world’s population out of a job in the next 30 years. “We are approaching a time when machines will be able to outperform humans at almost any task,” he said.

While we may not yet be facing total unemployment – robots still struggle to do what humans would consider basic, simple tasks such as folding towels – automation is already having profound effects on society and our personal wellbeing.

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