Through centuries of innovation, technology’s arc encompasses both automation, which can diminish the role of human labor, as well as the creation of new forms of work that expand the labor frontier. Professors Daron Acemoglu and Pascual Restrepo explore the potential of artificial intelligence and posit that its developers focus too much on AI’s automation capacity while ignoring its labor growth potential. Business and technology stakeholders interested in learning more about the economics of AI will find a wealth of important information in this authoritative report.
About the Authors
Daron Acemoglu is a professor of economics at MIT. Pascual Restrepo is an assistant professor of economics at Boston University.