AI threatens to wipe out fifth of jobs, report claims

Artificial intelligence will lead to a massive upheaval of jobs over the next five years, with more than a fifth of roles overtaken by computers, a new report claims.

The report, from Harvey Nash and KPMG, paints a bleak picture of the near term havoc artificial intelligence is expected to cause to the jobs market. 

The survey of technology leaders said many were being asked by their companies to drive further automation into businesses, potentially leading to jobs becoming redundant.

Most respondents said that at least 10pc of the workforce would be replaced by automated roles within the next five years, but for a third of respondents this number increased to 20pc. 

However, the report, based…

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