Conversation topic Thursday 15th and Friday 16th September 2016


Will robots take our jobs?

If you are sitting at a desk, driving a taxi or answering the phone, stop for a moment and ask: could a robot or machine do this job better? The answer, unfortunately for you, might well be yes. These days more and more jobs are done more efficiently by a machine. Listen to Neil and Finn’s conversation and learn new vocabulary.

This week’s question

What makes a job more likely to be done by robots? Is it if a job involves…

a) manipulating small objects?

b) working in open spaces?

c) social and emotional skills?

You can hear the right answer at the end of the programme.