Robots will make your coffee, Labour conference hears

Pattrick Smellie
Wed, 23 Mar 2016

By Pattrick Smellie March 24 (BusinessDesk) - Robots will replace baristas in cafes as part of a coming wave of job losses in service industries that will occur "at an unprecedented rate" as a massive jump in productivity caused by digital technology takes hold in the world economy, a Swedish technologist and academic, Goran Roos, told the Labour Party Future of Work conference in Auckland. "All this hoo-ha about having a service economy is going to come back and haunt those economies very much," Roos said, predicting that jobs in service...

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