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The future of jobs

Jobs requiring creativity, social intelligence and manual dexterity are least automatable

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More advanced robots with enhanced sensors and manipulators perform non-routine manual tasks. Baxter (above), for example, requires no programming and is able to memorise new working patterns as a human worker guides its arms through the motions needed to complete a task.

A landmark 2013 study by University of Oxford researchers Michael Osborne and Carl Benedikt Frey had highlighted risks to the availability of future low-skilled jobs given technological change.

The two researchers were among others who published a 156-page Citi GPS report, "