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The Future of Work? Work of the Future!

On How Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Automation Are Transforming Jobs and the Economy in Europe
10 May 2019

We are used to thinking about Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the future tense, speculating about how technological developments in this area will affect us. But by focusing (too much of) our energy on trying to figure out what to expect in the future, we are somehow missing the point that AI and robotisation are already well and truly transforming our daily lives.

While historical evidence shows that previous automation waves have been overwhelmingly positive for the economy and society, AI is in a different league, with the potential to amplify major socio-economic changes and be much more disruptive.

What do recent developments in AI and robotisation foreshadow for the economy, businesses and jobs? Should we be worried or excited? Where will jobs be destroyed or new ones created? How do education systems, businesses, governments and social partners need to adapt to successfully manage the forthcoming transitions?

These are just some of the questions that Michel Servoz, Senior Adviser on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and the Future of Labour, looks into in this in-depth study mandated by President Juncker.

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  • PRINTED/Volume_01: Catalogue number: ES-01-19-388-EN-C • ISBN: 978-92-76-02954-0 • DOI: 10.2872/49377
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