Project Syndicate - 16 Jan 2018
The Nobel laureate and the consultant welcome technological disruption, but warn that its adverse effects must be managed in 5 different ways: (1) by embracing AI and automation without hesitation, (2) by equipping workers with the right skills, (3) by focusing on augmented-labor opportunities, (4) by ensuring that businesses innovate and capitalize on new market opportunities at the same pace as human tasks are being replaced; (5) by reinvesting AI-driven productivity gains in as many economic sectors as possible (reads in 5-7 min).
Published in Weekly selection 19 January 2018
World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda - 2 Jan 2018
The director of LSE argues that we need a new social contract to make our societies more sustainable. She suggests the following: (1) Link retirement age to life expectancy; (2) Help workers adjust to automation with active labour market policies; (3) Make part-time work easier; (4) Make lifelong learning real; (5) Invest in early education and preventative health interventions; (6) Restore progressivity in tax systems; (7) Move public debate from “them and us” to “us” (reads in 6-8 min).
Published in Weekly selection 5 January 2018
World Economic Forum - 5 Dec 2017
Upwork’s CEO, who also co-chairs the WEF Council on the Future of Work, gives us food for thought with four predictions about the future of work: (1) AI and robotics will create more jobs, not mass unemployment - as long as we responsibly guide innovation; (2) Cities will compete against other cities in the war for top talent; (3) The majority of the US workforce will freelance by 2027; (4) Education breaks out of the silo (reads in 4-5 min).
Published in Weekly selection 8 December 2017