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New technologies, particularly digitization, automation, and AI, will have profound effects on the nature of work globally. CGD research looks beyond the extreme forecasts of either “new jobs or no jobs” to offer more nuanced analysis based on evidence and trends. Our experts map the economic trajectories these changes may cause and suggest policy pathways that help share the benefits.
Lant asserts that the main problem developing countries face isn’t a lack of access to new technologies or knowledge, but rather lack of the use of these technologies that have been around a while, which leads to a discussion of institutions and how deals are done.
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.