Mar 14 2018 – Steve Levine – Axios
Machines are aiding the growth of the wage gap.
Mar 14 2018 – Eric Johnson – Recode
In his new book “Fair Shot,” Hughes outlines a proposal for “guaranteed income,” to lift health and education outcomes in the U.S.
Mar 13 2018 – Jason Pontin – Wired Magazine
Six ways the government could tackle economic inequality and job creation in the techno-turvy future.
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.