Rapid deployment of technology in the workplace has led to fears that some skills and professions will become redundant. However, history shows that the labour market has a way of adjusting to changes in demand
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Food for thought Visitors check out the latest feats of automation at the FOOMA Japan International Food Machinery and Technology Exhibition in Tokyo. The machinery shown here performs delicate tasks like laying a meal box. Japan’s competitive labour force and high capital costs have led the food industry to embrace advanced automation technologies, upending its reverence for fastidious chefs.