Robert Seamans quoted in Forbes Insights on the realities of AI in the workplace.
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.
James Bessen, Maarten Goos, Anna Salomons, and Wiljan van den Berge
New research on the effects of automation on jobs and wages finds minor impacts compared to mass layoffs, and with greatest impact on higher-paid workers.
James Bessen quoted in Fast Company about the effects of automation on employment.
David Autor and Robert Seamans quoted in the New York Times about the effects of automation on employment.
James Bessen, Stephen Michael Impink, Lydia Reichensperger, and Robert Seamans
A new survey of AI startups offers insight into AI’s impact on jobs and the economy, including data suggesting a competitive market for startups and the use of AI to enhance rather than replace human labor.
James Bessen quoted in PBS NewsHour, Nov. 16, 2018.
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David Autor and Anna Salomons
While many technological innovations replace workers with machines, what effect does that have on overall employment and productivity? This paper explores automation’s impact on total employment and aggregate demand.
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?