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Automation killed 17,000 roles at a huge tech and services firm – but no one actually lost their job


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DAVOS, Switzerland – Automation replaced 17,000 people’s jobs at one of the world’s largest professional services and tech firms Accenture over the last 18 months, but no one actually lost their job.

Richard Lumb, CEO of financial services at Accenture told Business Insider at the World Economic Forum on Wednesday that while greater automation and the rapid development and implementation of artificial intelligence and robots certainly can eliminate jobs in the workforce, companies can also make sure those employees do not become displaced. – READ MORE

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