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Automation in Everyday Life - Pew Research Center
This report discusses automation and its potential impacts on everyday life in the United States. It provides the results of a variety of survey questions asked to people in the United States on how they feel about the changes to everyday life that may result from increased automation due to the expected advances in the fields of robotics and artificial intelligence.
Why Are There Still So Many Jobs? The History and Future of Workplace Automation
This essay identifys the reasons that automation has not wiped out a majority of jobs over the decades and centuries. Automation does indeed substitute for labor--as it is typically intended to do. However, automation also complements labor, raises output in ways that leads to higher demand for labor, and interacts with adjustments in labor supply. Journalists and even expert commentators tend to overstate the extent of machine substitution for human labor and ignore the strong complementarities between automation and labor that increase productivity, raise earnings, and augment demand for labor. Changes in technology do alter the types of jobs available and what those jobs pay.
Robotics Statista Study
This study analyzes the robotics market as a whole. It takes an in-depth look at the industrial robotics market as well as the service robotics market, broken down into commercial sales and personal sales.
The Future of Work by
Publication Date: 2018-05-15
Looking for ways to handle the transition to a digital economy Robots, artificial intelligence, and driverless cars are no longer things of the distant future. They are with us today and will become increasingly common in coming years, along with virtual reality and digital personal assistants. As these tools advance deeper into everyday use, they raise the question--how will they transform society, the economy, and politics? If companies need fewer workers due to automation and robotics, what happens to those who once held those jobs and don't have the skills for new jobs? And since many social benefits are delivered through jobs, how are people outside the workforce for a lengthy period of time going to earn a living and get health care and social benefits?