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    Reform, a right-of-centre thinktank, says websites and artificial intelligence “chat bots” could replace up to 90% of Whitehall’s administrators, as well as tens of thousands in the NHS and GPs’ surgeries, by 2030 – saving as much as £4bn a year.

    https://www.theguardian.com/technolo...sector-workers
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    Damn robot immigrants, stealing our jobs.
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    (Original post by ChaoticButterfly)
    Reform, a right-of-centre thinktank, says websites and artificial intelligence “chat bots” could replace up to 90% of Whitehall’s administrators, as well as tens of thousands in the NHS and GPs’ surgeries, by 2030 – saving as much as £4bn a year.

    https://www.theguardian.com/technolo...sector-workers
    Begs the reply....... we'll durrr?

    This is already happening on mass


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    (Original post by paul514)
    Begs the reply....... we'll durrr?

    This is already happening on mass


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    The head of the think tank wrote in the telegraph today about it and cited the progress already made, along with the fact the private sector has replaced the public sector jobs lost in recent years 8 times over

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    (Original post by paul514)
    Begs the reply....... we'll durrr?

    This is already happening on mass


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    Well good. May the middle classes join the see of the bottom classes .
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    (Original post by ChaoticButterfly)
    Well good. May the middle classes join the see of the bottom classes .
    It's going to happen over the next two decades anyway.




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    (Original post by ChaoticButterfly)
    Reform, a right-of-centre thinktank, says websites and artificial intelligence “chat bots” could replace up to 90% of Whitehall’s administrators, as well as tens of thousands in the NHS and GPs’ surgeries, by 2030 – saving as much as £4bn a year.

    https://www.theguardian.com/technolo...sector-workers
    Yes, in the future, the NHS won't treat illnesses, they will tweet them.
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    (Original post by Fullofsurprises)
    Yes, in the future, the NHS won't treat illnesses, they will tweet them.
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    There wont be an NHS.
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    (Original post by ChaoticButterfly)
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    There wont be an NHS.


    My mistake, I meant TrumpCoHealthVirginAppleGoogle MedicPLC.
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    Its been happening from long ago, started with bank tellers with the arrival of ATM machines.
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    (Original post by Alfissti)
    Its been happening from long ago, started with bank tellers with the arrival of ATM machines.
    Started well before that

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    As long as they speak English.
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    Not sure why healthcare jobs are already mentioned in these things. Its a sector extremely reliant on frontline person to person contact, with the admin support is no more or less amenable to automation than the admin support of any other large organisation.
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    (Original post by nexttime)
    Not sure why healthcare jobs are already mentioned in these things. Its a sector extremely reliant on frontline person to person contact, with the admin support is no more or less amenable to automation than the admin support of any other large organisation.
    Diagnostics in medical care are one of the roles at risk from automation


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    "The report argues that public services should become more flexible by embracing a gig economy"

    The whole public sector on a zero hours contract. That's some Thatcherite porn right there.
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    (Original post by paul514)
    Diagnostics in medical care are one of the roles at risk from automation
    They've been saying that for 20 years.

    All other admin roles in existence would be easier. At least 50 years away.
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    (Original post by JamesN88)
    "The report argues that public services should become more flexible by embracing a gig economy"

    The whole public sector on a zero hours contract. That's some Thatcherite porn right there.
    Not at all, about 90% of administrative jobs would be gone, but we're a long way off AI that could replace the policy teams and all the levels of management, of which there are too many.

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    Dey t'k o'r jerbs
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    It's worth noting that something often overlooked - at least in headlines - is that these robots will also create a number of jobs, whether in development, building, or even monitoring them, amongst other fields.
 
 
 
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