Frontier issues: the impact of the technological revolution on labour markets and income distribution

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Author: Bruckner, Matthias; LaFleur, Marcelo; Pitterle, Ingo

Abstract:

Technology has always been at the forefront of social and economic progress. Today, the pace of breakthroughs in several clusters of technology - from gene editing to machine learning and advanced materials - may signify that a new technological revolution is at hand, which could be not only transformative for almost every industry and every country, but also disruptive. Just as these new technologies hold immense promise, there are concerns that technological innovation will lead to increased unemployment, suppressed wages and greater inequality. There are fears that machines enabled by...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Technology; Employment; Labour market; Income; Gender; Equity

Keywords: Technological change; Change management; Workplace change; Productivity; Comparative analysis; Policy implications; Policy formation; Government role; Agency role; Employment opportunity; Trend

Geographic subjects: Europe; Asia; North America; Oceania; Africa

Published: [New York, New York]: United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, 2017

Physical description: 49 p. (report) + [2] p. (key messages)

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https://www.un.org/development/desa/dpad/publication/frontier-issues-artificial-intelligence-and-other-technologies-will-define-the-future-of-jobs-and-incomes/

Also called: The impact of the technological revolution on labour markets and income distribution

Series: Frontier issues; no. 1, 31 July 2017

Resource type: Report

Call number: TD/TNC 134.52

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