Five things I learnt about robotics and automation

Robotics and automation is not a new concept and is undoubtedly here to stay. With the backdrop of a global pandemic though, automation’s positive potential is increasingly seen as an industrial panacea. As an example, more heavily automated sectors, like manufacturing, appear to be experiencing less disruption than services and construction, which are more dependent on labour.

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As Rishi Sunak unveils extra support for the UK economy, is there a plan to pay back the money? And could certain companies decide not to take the money in the first place?
The global economy may be in the deepest recession for decades but – with signs that the worst could be over despite sporadic resurgences in Covid-19 infection rates – financial markets have been swift to discount both a recovery and a return to normality.
In this week’s Diary what we have to look forward to during the rest of July, encouraging news as Europe reopens and how the business of sport is coping with the new world. And for those disappointed by the postponement of the Olympics Games, a memory from 1972.

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Upstarts and the economics: The challenges facing banks

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Home is where the Heart is

 

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As Rishi Sunak unveils extra support for the UK economy, is there a plan to pay back the money? And could certain companies decide not to take the money in the first place?
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The global economy may be in the deepest recession for decades but – with signs that the worst could be over despite sporadic resurgences in Covid-19 infection rates – financial markets have been swift to discount both a recovery and a return to normality.
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In this week’s Diary what we have to look forward to during the rest of July, encouraging news as Europe reopens and how the business of sport is coping with the new world. And for those disappointed by the postponement of the Olympics Games, a memory from 1972.
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