A robot retrieving medicines in the pharmacy of the Argenteuil hospital, in Argenteuil, a Paris suburb, in 2013. Technology has long affected the labour force, but recent advances in artificial intelligence and robotics have heightened concerns on automation replacing a growing number of occupations including highly skilled or “knowledge-based” jobs. Photo: AFP A robot retrieving medicines in the pharmacy of the Argenteuil hospital, in Argenteuil, a Paris suburb, in 2013. Technology has long affected the labour force, but recent advances in artificial intelligence and robotics have heightened concerns on automation replacing a growing number of occupations including highly skilled or “knowledge-based” jobs. Photo: AFP
A robot retrieving medicines in the pharmacy of the Argenteuil hospital, in Argenteuil, a Paris suburb, in 2013. Technology has long affected the labour force, but recent advances in artificial intelligence and robotics have heightened concerns on automation replacing a growing number of occupations including highly skilled or “knowledge-based” jobs. Photo: AFP
David Dodwell
Opinion

Opinion

Inside Out by David Dodwell

We are woefully unprepared for the tech revolution that will upend our jobs market

As many as 250 million jobs will be lost in China by technological change, 80 million in the US, 15 million in Britain, according to KPMG

A robot retrieving medicines in the pharmacy of the Argenteuil hospital, in Argenteuil, a Paris suburb, in 2013. Technology has long affected the labour force, but recent advances in artificial intelligence and robotics have heightened concerns on automation replacing a growing number of occupations including highly skilled or “knowledge-based” jobs. Photo: AFP A robot retrieving medicines in the pharmacy of the Argenteuil hospital, in Argenteuil, a Paris suburb, in 2013. Technology has long affected the labour force, but recent advances in artificial intelligence and robotics have heightened concerns on automation replacing a growing number of occupations including highly skilled or “knowledge-based” jobs. Photo: AFP
A robot retrieving medicines in the pharmacy of the Argenteuil hospital, in Argenteuil, a Paris suburb, in 2013. Technology has long affected the labour force, but recent advances in artificial intelligence and robotics have heightened concerns on automation replacing a growing number of occupations including highly skilled or “knowledge-based” jobs. Photo: AFP
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David Dodwell

David Dodwell

David Dodwell is the executive director of the Hong Kong-APEC Trade Policy Study Group, a trade policy think tank.