ITA [Hrsg.], (2017) Robots, digitalisation and jobs. ITA dossier no. 26en (April 2017; Authors: Tanja Sinozic, Michael Nentwich, Johann Čas).
-> Robots are expanding beyond factory spaces for car assembly or product delivery into transportation, healthcare and housework. -> Rapid progress in software algorithms allows the automation of tasks in middle-income jobs that originally required human training, practice and knowledge. -> Online platforms are shifting firm and sectoral boundaries, and opening them up to more competition under much less regulation. -> These changes hold opportunities for domestic industries; however, there are uncertainties in the degree to which this will affect overall employment. -> What do governments need to do to ensure that these changes raise, rather than lower, economic and social well-being?
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