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Are AI and robots really well on their way to bringing mass unemployment to the American workforce? This torn-from-the-headlines rhetoric reflects an alarming truth: In recent decades, stagnating wages and evaporating opportunities for upward economic mobility have created severe income inequality. Still, according to this detailed and hopeful report from the MIT Task Force on the work of the future, such developments are not the inevitable result of technological advances. If America invests in its people and promotes pro-labor, pro-innovation policies, it can ensure widespread prosperity.
About the Authors
David Autor, is Ford Professor of Economics and co-chair of the MIT Task Force; David A. Mindell is Dibner Professor of the History of Engineering and Manufacturing, Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and co-chair of the MIT Task Force; Elisabeth B. Reynolds is Principal Research Scientist and Executive Director of the MIT Task Force.