Automation by its very nature eliminates human labor. Yet, as economist David Autor remarks, despite technological advances, the number of jobs is rising. As society edges toward a future where artificial intelligence reigns, how will the information age affect employment? getAbstract recommends Autor’s thoughtful, hopeful analysis of the future evolution of work to economists, policy makers and those who feel threatened by the imminent paradigm shift.
In this summary, you will learn
- Why automation hasn’t decreased the overall number of jobs,
- What economic principles explain the increase in employment over the past 125 years and
- What the future of work will look like.
About the Speaker
Labor economist David Autor is Ford Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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2 years agoKeeps me positive about the future