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Sep 22, 2018 - The Globe and Mail (Canada)

For much of the past few years, the prevailing narrative about the rapid advancement of robots and artificial intelligence has centred on the possibility that they will bring about mass unemployment.

A landmark 2013 study from the University of Oxford provided much of the ammunition for that line of thought, predicting that nearly half of all jobs in the United States were at risk of being automated over the next 20 years. With machines getting better and smarter, critics argued, there is ...