Let’s welcome our robot overlords with open arms

Teachers may have reservations about being replaced by tech, but the retention crisis means we’re running out of options, writes Jo Brighouse

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One of my standout memories from primary school was the day the first computer arrived. The excitement of having the big grey BBC box wheeled into your classroom twice a week soon sparked questions about what wonders might be next.

Our teacher responded with a lesson on how technology would change the world and invited us to share our predictions.

We agreed that ovens would soon be a thing of the past (at Sandra’s birthday party, we’d all seen her mum’s new microwave in action) and that non-carbonated drinks would slowly die out now that the SodaStream had rendered such boring beverages ...

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