UK comms giant BT to replace some staff with AI as it cuts 55,000 posts

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UK telecoms company BT Group has announced that it plans to shed up to 55,000 jobs by the end of the decade and replace some of them with artificial intelligence. The communications giant said the cuts are part of an overhaul aimed at slimming down its workforce to slash costs. BT, which has 130,000 workers including both staff and contractors, said in its latest earnings report that its number of employees would be reduced to between 75,000 and 90,000 by 2030. “By the end of the 2020s, BT Group will rely on a much smaller workforce and a significantly reduced cost base,” CEO Philip Jansen sai…

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