March 8 2018 – Shirin Ghaffary – Recode
It’s a sign that the idea is moving from fringe to mainstream.
Feb 20 2018 – Justin Lee – Medium
A nice look at a few potential policies to combat a jobless future.
Feb 13 2018 – Jolene Creighton – Futurism
If you work in an ad agency, a robot is probably going to take your job. If you drive a taxi, or work for a ride-hailing service like Uber, a robot is definitely going to take your job — and will probably do so in the next couple of years. If robot autonomy doesn’t take your job (but just an FYI, it probably will) you are going to get paid less because of a robot.
Jan 26 2018 – A. Tangel & Patrick McGroarty – Wall Street Journal
New tax rules are hastening automation and modernizing in U.S. factories by giving manufacturers an incentive to buy machinery and boost productivity in a tight labor market.
Jan 4 2018 – Erin Winick – MIT Technology Review4
British government policies to boost income for poorly paying jobs could actually incentivize firms to automate instead.
Jan 11 2018 – Robert C. Wolcott – Harvard Business Review
The promise of AI and automation raises new questions about the role of work in our lives. Most of us will remain focused for decades to come on activities of physical or financial production, but as technology provides services and goods at ever-lower cost, human beings will be compelled to discover new roles — roles that aren’t necessarily tied to how we conceive of work today.
Dec 27 2017 – Peter S. Goodman – New York Times
In a world full of anxiety about the potential job-destroying rise of automation,
Sweden is well placed to embrace technology while limiting human costs.
Nov 29 2017 – Steve LeVine – Axios
We know that automation is wiping out whole occupations, but are leading experts correct that the unemployed will eventually shift into new professions created by the vibrant economy? And if so, what are some of these new jobs?
Nov 17 2017 – Jeffrey J. Selingo – Washington Post
For centuries, the answer to advancing technology was education, but it’s not clear that simply adding education, particularly early in one’s life, will be enough to keep up in this new era.
Nov 28 2017 – Lauren Weber – Wall Street Journal
This is essentially the thesis of what The Day After Labor is after. It’s abundantly clear that if governments don’t create policy to deal with the changes in employment, catastrophe will ensue.