We must beware the rise of the machines

Human skill and talent will be the most prized qualities in the world of work in the future, predicts lawyer John Stobart. He says computer-based technology is now doing to the professions what production lines and robots did to manufacturing, replacing human workers with automated processes.

“People need to identify their distinctive skills and talents if they are going to stay in work in the future,” he says. “It’s those qualities that cannot be replaced by advanced systems.

“Technology can then be used as a lever to maximise the benefit of these strengths.”

He will tell an audience of creative thinkers and businesses at the Vision 2020 event that Leicester must make the most of its creative talent in the next 10 years.

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