Tag: Jobs

Toward Understanding the Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Labor

Morgan R. Frank, David Autor, James E. Bessen, Erik Brynjolfsson, et al.

New research analyzing the barriers that inhibit accurately measuring the effects of AI and automation on the future of work and developing a decision framework that focuses on resilience to unexpected scenarios.

Automation and Jobs: When technology boosts employment

James Bessen

Will industries use new information technologies to eliminate jobs? Sometimes productivity-enhancing technology increases industry employment instead. In manufacturing, jobs grew along with productivity for a century or more; only later did productivity gains bring declining employment. What changed? Markets became saturated.

Research Summary: Why Isn’t Automation Creating Unemployment?