Tony O’Reilly jnr quits Providence with immediate effect Tony O’Reilly jnr said that, after more than two decades with Providence, “it is time for me to pursue new opportunities”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

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Jobs for the bots: will AI make humans redundant? The idea of ‘cobotics’, where AI is utilised to handle repetitive tasks that lend easily to automation, while people work closely alongside, is something that is gaining ground. Photograph: iStock

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