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Co-Director, Oxford Martin Programme on Technology and Employment


Associate Professor in Machine Learning

Michael A Osborne (DPhil Oxon) is an expert in the development of machine intelligence in sympathy with societal needs. His work on robust and scalable inference algorithms in Machine Learning has been successfully applied in diverse and challenging contexts, from aiding the detection of planets in distant solar systems to enabling self-driving cars to determine when their maps may have changed due to roadworks. Dr Osborne also has deep interests in the broader societal consequences of machine learning and robotics, and has analysed how intelligent algorithms might soon substitute for human workers.

Dr Osborne is an Associate Professor in Machine Learning, an Official Fellow of Exeter College, and a Faculty Member of the Oxford-Man Institute for Quantitative Finance, all at the University of Oxford. He joined the Oxford Martin School as Co-Director on the Oxford Martin Programme on Technology and Employment in January 2015.

Media Coverage

Apr 2016
How to robot-proof your children’s careers
Mar 2016
Obama's economists are worried about automation — and think the poor have the most to lose
Mar 2016
Will a lack of trust in robots hold back automation?
Feb 2016
‘Forgotten middle’ lacking digital skills
Jan 2016
Machine Earning
Jan 2016
Will Robots Make Your Work Obsolete? New Report Looks At Automation Risks By City
Jan 2016
Rise of the robots threatens the poor
Jan 2016
Amazon Touts Massive European Jobs Boost
Jan 2016
Davos 2016: The 4 big themes facing the World Economic Forum
Jan 2016
The Great Escape: How Workforce Automation is the Answer to Japan’s Secular Stagnation
Oct 2015
Can robots truly be creative and use their imagination?
Sep 2015
What does the future hold for our children?
Sep 2015
Robots are going to steal the jobs of chefs, salespeople and models, researchers say as they unveil full list of likely robot professions
Sep 2015
Are robots a real threat to jobs?
Sep 2015
The new white-collar fear: will robots take your job?
Aug 2015
Productivity paradox deepens Fed’s rate-rise dilemma
Aug 2015
Review: ‘Humans need not apply’ by Jerry Kaplan
Aug 2015
The Rise of Job-Killing Automation? Not So Fast
Jul 2015
Computers will soon beat us at being human
Jul 2015
Same as It Ever Was
Jun 2015
Whose job is it to create the new jobs for the tech era?
May 2015
Will automation and the internet of things lead to mass unemployment?
May 2015
The Tech Threat
May 2015
Humility: The No. 1 Job Skill Needed For The Smart Machine Age
May 2015
Rise of the machines
May 2015
Even Small Businesses Are Jumping on the Robot Bandwagon
Apr 2015
World Update
Mar 2015
The case of the vanishing secretary
Mar 2015
Jobs Under Threat
Mar 2015
After Jobs Dry Up, What Then?
Mar 2015
Future Of Work: Three Ways We Can Create Jobs From The Bottom Up
Mar 2015
The Robots Are Coming
Mar 2015
The Future of Work
Mar 2015
Striking the Balance on Artificial Intelligence
Feb 2015
5 white-collar jobs robots already have taken
Feb 2015
March of the robots
Feb 2015
How To Beat Job-Destroying Robots
Feb 2015
Robots are leaving the factory floor and heading for your desk – and your job
Feb 2015
Paying everyone a basic income would kill off low-paid menial jobs
Jan 2015
Pat Kane: Terminal redundancy in digital age
Dec 2014
Is AI a threat to humanity?
Nov 2014
Doom and gloom
Nov 2014
Technology threatens third of UK jobs, study suggests
Nov 2014
The robots are coming: One in three UK jobs are at 'high risk' of being replaced by machines in the next 20 years
Oct 2014
Robots may spell ‘Control-Alt-Delete’ for workers
Oct 2014
Countering Tech’s Damaging Effect on Jobs
Oct 2014
The third great wave
Oct 2014
Amelia: IPsoft's New Artificial Intelligence Can Think Like A Human, And Wants Your Job
Oct 2014
The MBA Of The Future Needs A Different Toolbox
Sep 2014
When Robots Take Over Most Jobs, What Will Be the Purpose of Humans?
Jun 2014
The digital degree
May 2014
Will you be replaced by a robot?
May 2014
“Robots are already taking your jobs”
Apr 2014
Attack of the robots
Mar 2014
A mighty contest
Mar 2014
Technology takes centre stage on future talks as politicians clash at 2030 skills report launch
Feb 2014
Enslave the robots and free the poor
Feb 2014
Is your job safe in the second machine age?
Feb 2014
None of our politicians will tell you the truth: our jobs are doomed
Jan 2014
Advances in artificial intelligence could lead to mass unemployment, warn experts
Jan 2014
The Fastest-Growing Jobs of This Decade (and the Robots That Will Steal Them)
Jan 2014
Beware, the robots are coming
Jan 2014
Why an algorithm wants your highly skilled job
Jan 2014
Is a robot coming to take your job?
Jan 2014
There could be trouble ahead
Jan 2014
The onrushing wave
Nov 2013
Are robotic smart machines behind the jobless recovery?
Oct 2013
The future of work: 47 percent of jobs at risk from automation
Oct 2013
Is there a jobs catastrophe in the making?
Oct 2013
10 Reasons Texas Is Our Future
Oct 2013
Study: 47% of jobs at risk of becoming automated
Sep 2013
Machines on the march threaten almost half of modern jobs