Standing up to the robots

With the increased onset of automation, more types of work are in the firing line than ever before - but some tradespeople are determined not to be shouldered aside by new technology

24th December, 2017
Brian Foley of Freebird Records in Dublin Pic: Fergal Phillips

Ten years ago, the economic downturn meant that housing, financial services and other industries were taking a nosedive. Today, they have rebounded and, in the financial sector’s case, are administering over €1.8 trillion a year. Other industries should be so lucky.

Megatrends are reshaping the workplace. Technological breakthroughs have pushed automation, robotics and AI into our professional lives, changing the nature and number of jobs available.

According to PwC’s 2017 Workforce of the...

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