New Technology: Destroyer or Creator of Jobs? – EuroNews

In case you missed it, EuroNews’ Denis Loctier @Loctier placed the spotlight on debate on whether machines are going to take over our jobs. Watch this short ten-minute documentary, made in partnership with the ILO, where EuroNews investigates the potential impacts of technological innovations might have on the world of work. The ILO View The …

New Report: What the Future of Work Will Mean for Jobs, Skills, and Wages – McKinsey Global Institute

In an era marked by rapid advances in automation and artificial intelligence, new research assesses the jobs lost and jobs gained under different scenarios through 2030. The technology-driven world in which we live is a world filled with promise but also challenges. Cars that drive themselves, machines that read X-rays, and algorithms that respond to …

Automation, Women, and the Future of Work

In a newly published briefing paper, Becky Faith of the Institute of Development Studies explores how automation will change the world of work for women. The conversations about automation and the future of work often overlook gender, even though there are significant differences between men and women in employment rates, types of professions, barriers to …

Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Work: An Interview with Moshe Vardi

This article was originally written by Tucker Davey and published on the Future of Life institute website on June 14, 2017. “The future of work is now,” says Moshe Vardi. “The impact of technology on labor has become clearer and clearer by the day.” Machines have already automated millions of routine, working-class jobs in manufacturing. …

The Zombie Robot Argument Lurches On: There is No Evidence That Automation Leads to Joblessness or Inequality

Image by Lance Ulanoff This Press Release was originally published on the EPI website on May 24, 2017. In The zombie robot argument lurches on, EPI President Lawrence Mishel and Research Director Josh Bivens challenge the popular media narrative that the pace of automation is increasing, and that it will lead to overall joblessness and …

Automation and the Future of Work; Bringing Women Into the Debate: IDS

International Women’s Day. Thailand, 2015. Photo: UN Women/Pornvit Visitoran. | Lebanon, 2015. Photo: UN Women/Joe Saad | Kenya, 2016. Photo: CIAT/Georgina Smith   As part of IDS Digital and Technology Cluster’s ongoing research into the impact of automation on the future of work we’re keen to understand how a range of stakeholders, from trades unions …

Leveraging Our Comparative Advantages Over Robots: The Bottlenecks of Automation

(Flickr |Lwp Kommunikáció) While waiting to board an inter-city bus in Montréal, Canada, an interesting conversation on the bottlenecks of automation was struck between a mid-aged American bus delivery driver and me. Wallette faces the risk of losing her job to a robot in the coming years. The long-haul transport  truck driver of school buses …

The Last Job on Earth

Machines could take 50% of our jobs in the upcoming 30 years according to some scientists. Can we imagine a world without work? The Guardian launched Alice, holder of the last recognizable job on Earth, trying to make sense of her role in an automated world. Have a look at this video: Read also the …