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The future of the nine to five

One day, could your closest colleague could be a robot? Image credit – Shutterstock/ Bluskystudio
One day, could your closest colleague could be a robot? Image credit – Shutterstock/ Bluskystudio

The way we work is undergoing a major shift thanks to technological development and demographic change and, this month, Horizon looks at how research is helping us stay ahead of the game. We find out how decisions made early in your career could determine when you retire, and how to get the most out of the relationship between humans and machines in factories. We also investigate some of the ethical issues that could arise in the jobs of the future and how best to take them into account.

Robots and workers of the world, unite!

Robots are already changing the way we work - particularly in factories - but worries that they will steal our jobs are only part of the picture, as new technologies are also opening up workplace opportunities for workers and are likely to create new jobs in the future.

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