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CANNES, France—Many workers around the world have legitimate concerns about being replaced by automation. And, at least according to a show of hands, a large majority of attendees at a Cannes panel called "Will a Robot Win a Lion?" don't think advertising creative directors are exempt.
But the panel of marketing and tech professionals organized by Omnicom's PHD Worldwide wasn't so sure. (Although McCann Japan did score a PR coup earlier this year for introducing the world's first "robot creative director.")