Diane Coyle is a member of CGD's Technology and Comparative Advantage Study Group and a professor in Cambridge University’s Department of Politics and International Studies. Previously while at the University of Manchester, Coyle played an active role in UK policy issues from infrastructure to migration. She has also written numerous books, including The Weightless World. Written back in 1998, the book considers the impact of computing advances on the global economy in ways that seem prescient today. In this episode of Sounds Robotic, we discuss fears of job loss and inequality from advances in robotics and automation, as well as the regional impact of past technological change and what it might imply on a global scale.
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