BT group to axe 55,000 positions to replace humans with AI bots

BT Group announced Thursday that it wants to cut up to 55,000 positions by the end of the decade and replace some of them with artificial intelligence as part of a workforce reduction to cut expenses. BT, which employs 130,000 people (staff and contractors), stated in its most recent financial report that its workforce would … Read more

Working Time Directive: Ministers to slash off EU red tape to save £1bn a year in major Brexit win

Ministers are exploring big changes to an EU-era statute in order to save businesses £1 billion per year while capitalising on Brexit liberties. The Working Time Directive requires most workers to work an average of 48 hours each week, including overtime. The Telegraph says the Department for Business and Trade is considering eliminating the obligation … Read more

Pope Francis says Jesus Christ does not want people to be ‘couch potatoes’

Pope Francis reminded young people in Hungary that Jesus Christ does not want his disciples to be passive “couch potatoes,” but rather active agents of change. In his meeting with young people in a Budapest sports arena, Pope Francis outlined his vision of the type of followers Jesus desires, urging his audience to aim high … Read more

Millions of Britons to work longer as retirement age to rise to 70

Millions of Britons may have to work longer as the retirement age approaches 70, according to a top think group. According to the Institute for Fiscal Studies, the state pension age could be raised by four years as the government struggles to control public finances. In 2050, a state pension age as high as 70 … Read more