Around 1.5 million people in England are at high risk of losing their job to automation – and women are most at risk – according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The ONS analysed the roles of 20 million people and concluded 7.4% of these were at risk of being automated and potentially replaced by computer programs, algorithms or robots. Women had a 70% chance of losing jobs to automation, followed by part-timers and young employees. Although the probability of automation cited in the ONS’ analysis is lower than that quoted by academics Frey and Osborne,...

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