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Oxford Economics research says 20mn robots expected to be in use by 2030

June 28, 2019


Entitled ‘How robots change the world: what automation really means for jobs and productivity’, the report says that the fast pace of technological progress means that robots will be able to take over ever more of the tasks once carried out by humans.

Some its key findings include the fact that there are three times as many robots in use worldwide as there were 20 years ago, up to 2.25mn. In the next 20 years, Oxford Economics cites trends suggesting that figure could reach 20mn by 2030, with much of the growth being driven by China.

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