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Robotics and AI: Visitors touching a robot arm at the 2017 World Robot Conference in Beijing. Asia’s speed of installation of robotics and artificial intelligence means that the door for cheap-labour growth strategy in manufacturing in Africa, Latin America and the labour surplus economies is closing. — AFP

Robotics and AI: Visitors touching a robot arm at the 2017 World Robot Conference in Beijing. Asia’s speed of installation of robotics and artificial intelligence means that the door for cheap-labour growth strategy in manufacturing in Africa, Latin America and the labour surplus economies is closing. — AFP

SPRING is the season of big meetings – Davos, Boao and coming this weekend, the Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF)/World Bank in Washington DC. Here, the Davos men (and increasing women) gather with the central bankers, ministers of finance, bankers, policy wonks and academia to debate the state of the world.

These are often casts of thousands, listening to the latest guru expounding on technology, politics, trade and finance.

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