'Nearly nine million British jobs are at risk from robots, with those working in retail, manufacturing and business support services most at risk, figures reveal.
The rise of Artificial Intelligence is expected to see current jobs wiped out across a wide range of sectors as automation becomes cheaper than humans.
In total 8,820,545 posts could be wiped out by 2030, with retail workers at the biggest risk, according to Department for Work and Pensions figures given to MailOnline.
They are followed by manufacturing and then business administration and support services, where workers are also at high risk from automation.
But ministers said regions across Britain are taking on the challenge posed by the robots head on by creating jobs which are at lower risk from AI.
Employment Minister Alok Sharma told MailOnline: 'Every industrial revolution has eventually resulted in more jobs being created than lost in the economy.
'So whilst jobs which can be automated are currently most at risk from the impact of robots, jobs which require more cognitive and people skills are on the increase.
'This means that our jobs market is absorbing the impact of robots and more people are in work than ever before.
'And as companies look to technology to boost productivity, this can be an opportunity for a generation of workers who, armed with new skills, can enjoy the jobs of the future.
'That is why I am determined to make sure we are investing in retraining opportunities, allowing people to forge new careers.'
The figures lay bare the massive change to Britain's industrial landscape which looms on the horizon thanks to AI.'
Read more: Rise of the robots: Nearly nine million British jobs could be lost to AI by 2030 with workers in retail, manufacturing and business administration most at risk
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