Workers must be trained for a new future

Manufacturing worker

A fourth industrial revolution, featuring automation and data exchange, is set to transform industry, but requires new skills and training for the UK workforce

Why the UK must invest in smart factories

Where does the birthplace of the first industrial revolution stand in the race to be at the forefront of the fourth iteration?

Artificial intelligence continues its progression into the mainstream

Pepper humanoid robot

It has been nibbling away at the fringes, but artificial intelligence is poised to chomp its way into the mainstream

Keeping up with the robots

Illustration of robot taking over human jobs

Automation may pose a threat to jobs, but it also puts an added psychological pressure on staff who have to keep pace with the robots

Tech innovation can save law firms in the squeezed middle

Female lawyers

Technology can be the lifeline to rescue middle-ranking law firms, facing increased competition and squeezed profit margins

Planning to counter tech threat to jobs

Aerial shot of ground sign

The impact of automation and artificial intelligence threatens to throw millions out of work, giving rise to a proposed universal basic income

‘We have to keep the bots under control’

As artificially intelligent software robots, or bots, become faster learners and better at mimicking human behaviour, an augmented workplace is inevitable and poses ethical and policing challenges

Can UK workers afford ‘enforced leisure’?

Woman reading

As robots and algorithms take more jobs, will enforced leisure be matched by sustained living standards?