Guardian) Britain’s cross-party Social Market Foundation (SMF) thinktank found that even relatively modest gains from using robots and AI had the potential to give British workers the ability to generate their current weekly economic output in just four days and have then Scandinavian levels of leisure time.
Scott Corfe, the SMF’s chief economist who authored the report, said: “Robots, AI and big data could dramatically change society for the better, addressing the UK’s productivity crisis and creating more enjoyable work as mundane tasks are automated. If we manage this revolution properly, workers will get new choices, including whether to reduce their working week and having more leisure time.