Robocalypse now? why we shouldn't panic about automation, algorithms and artificial intelligence

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Shackleton, Len
Institute of Economic Affairs
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1 May 2018
Current Controversies No. 62
Trends: economic, social and technology trends affecting business
Business and management
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