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Nine areas across the United Kingdom could see over a quarter of workers lose their jobs to robots, with Mansfield the worst affected according to a recent study.

Almost 30% of overall jobs in the Nottinghamshire town are at risk including those based in shops, warehouses and administration.

The Centre for Cities has estimated that over three million jobs could be lost to artificial intelligence (AI) by 2030.

Mansfield is predicted to be hit the worst – followed closely by Sunderland, Wakefield and Stoke-on-Trent.

Towns and cities most at risk of losing jobs to robots

  • Mansfield – 29.5%
  • Sunderland – 29%
  • Wakefield – 29%
  • Stoke-on-Trent – 28%
  • Doncaster – 26.5%
  • Blackburn – 26%
  • Northampton – 26%
  • Dundee – 25.5%
  • Huddersfield – 25.5%

Source: Centre for Cities


Southern areas such as Oxford, Reading and Cambridge are also facing a large change in terms of jobs according to the study, with 15% of jobs at risk.

Amazon recently opened an ‘AI-powered’ checkout-free supermarket in Seattle, the first of its kind and a further reminder of the development in artificial intelligence.