Robots will begin replacing humans in the workplace
As machines become more advanced, experts believe they will soon start replacing humans in the workplace.
A new report has detailed how UK employees will be affected by the rise of machines, and it does not look good for workers – with the NHS one of the worst impacted.
Administrators who work in Whitehall and the NHS should prepare for the worst, with the report, from the think-tank Reform, saying that the two sectors can expect 130,000 and 90,000 job losses respectively by 2030.
Desk jockeys who work at GP surgeries are also in a position where the could lose their jobs to machines too, with the report anticipating 24,000 losses.
But its not just people who occupy desks who are at risk.
Robots will be much more efficient than humans
The report continues by saying machines can replace up to 30 per cent of tasks doctors perform, with advancements in robot-assisted key hole surgery, the administration of non-intravenous meds, monitoring and facial recognition.
The study adds that by making these cuts, the Government could save as much as £4.3 billion a year.
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The report co-author Alexander Hitchcock said: “Such a rapid advance in the use of technology may seem controversial, and any job losses must be handled sensitively.
“But the result would be public services that are better, safer, smarter and more affordable.”
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The report says the changes are due to a natural evolution in the workplace: “Meeting the needs and expectations of citizens today requires government to escape yesterday’s approach to workforce design.
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“Across public services, workforces have been designed around workers: they are hierarchical, too large and irresponsive to user needs.
“Updating the workforce to meet the needs and expectations of citizens in the twenty-first century is a critical means to delivering value for money in public services.”