Robots “could replace 250,000 UK public sector workers”

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https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/feb/06/robots-could-replace-250000-uk-public-sector-workers

Almost 250,000 public sector workers could lose their jobs to robots over the next 15 years, according to a new report which claims machines would be more efficient and save billions of pounds.

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.

Even nurses and doctors could fall victim to the march of the machines, which the report says can outperform humans at some diagnoses and routine surgical procedures, and are more efficient at collecting information.

The report argues that public services should become more flexible by embracing a gig economy where workers support themselves through a variety of flexible jobs acquired through online platforms.

In remarks that seem set to infuriate unions, a Reform press release says: “Public services can become the next Uber, using the gig economy to employ locum doctors and supply teachers.”

Few complex roles, it suggests, will be able to resist the move towards automation, with the aim that public services will eventually become “diamond-shaped”, as both frontline and strategic roles are replaced by computers.

“Twenty percent of public-sector workers hold strategic, ‘cognitive’ roles,” it says. “They will use data analytics to identify patterns – improving decision-making and allocating workers most efficiently.

“The NHS, for example, can focus on the highest risk patients, reducing unnecessary hospital admissions. UK police and other emergency services are already using data to predict areas of greatest risk from burglary and fire.”

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and if you say thats not going to be good..you may get called a luddite..

“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.”

“chat bots”..seen a few of those..

“Even nurses and doctors could fall victim to the march of the machines, which the report says can outperform humans at some diagnoses and routine surgical procedures, and are more efficient at collecting information.”

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~ by seeker401 on February 14, 2017.

8 Responses to “Robots “could replace 250,000 UK public sector workers””

  1. Reblogged this on O LADO ESCURO DA LUA.

  2. The robots detect you are not vaccinated – one holds you down and the other gives you 70 catch up jabs – then when you furiously protest to the authorities a robot deals with your complaint and sends a police robot round to charge you with threatening behavior.

    The human civil servant in charge of the robotics appeals division is on a recorded message informing you he is on holiday and then on a training course. Sounds good to me !

  3. Reblogged this on World4Justice : NOW! Lobby Forum..

  4. Sometimes, I wonder if the robot venture is like the carbon tax. Both have measureable results. Carbon tax may lower carbon output at factories for example. Robot inventions do trickle down to scanners at the grocery stores, street light operations, and undoubtedly, medical breakthroughs. Yet my wonderings revolve around the idea that was propagandized when I was younger. There would be flying cars when I am older, and robots would be more visible in everyday life. I understand robots are out-there. I saw here in a post or comment, the robot operated hotel. Yet there is flamboyance and flare about the future when it comes to robot prevalence. So far, there are no flying cars, and first it was global cooling and now it is global warming (or should I simply say ‘global change’).

  5. A robot could take over all govt jobs and it would not be any different /worse. A fricken vacuum cleaner could do better than trump/obama/putin or any of the other banksters choices of so called world leaders.

    Conditioned thinking means just that… you have no choice your actions and thoughts are just robotic actions.

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