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BT replacing jobs with AI is nothing to be scared of

Philip Jansen, CEO of BT (Credit: Alamy)

BT has announced that it will cut up to 55,000 jobs by the end of the decade. The company currently employs 130,000 staff, and it could cut up to 42 per cent of its workforce. BT has struggled in recent years as the one-time nationalised giant has had to keep up with a rapidly-evolving communications business.

The fact remains that no technology yet invented has prevented employment reaching new highs

But the greatest comment will be caused by the 10,000 jobs that BT says it will replace with artificial intelligence.

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