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Responding To Automation In The Developing World (Forbes)

August 07, 2018

By Adi Gaskell 

The impact of automated technologies on the workplace has been a topic that I've covered numerous times, not least via a recent study led by MIT's Eric Brynjolfsson, which argued that the 'machines are taking our jobs' narrative at the moment is excessively simplistic and the reality is that some tasks will be automated, but it will be incredibly rare for entire jobs to be taken by machines. 


It's on this general topic that a new report from the Center for Global Development think tank focuses. As their name suggests however, rather than focusing on how society should respond to automation in the developed world, it instead explores the situation in the developing world. 

Read the full article here.