Friday, December 04, 2015

Automation Is a Job Engine, New Research Says - The New York Times

An automation + employment reality check

"The fear that technology is poised to kill jobs in unprecedented numbers is widely prevelent  [sic] these days. Nothing is likely to ease that anxiety much, but a new research paper might prompt some second thoughts.

Using government data, James Bessen, a researcher and lecturer at the Boston University School of Law, examined the impact of computer automation on 317 occupations from 1980 through 2013. His conclusion, in a sentence, was: “Employment grows significantly faster in occupations that use computers more.”"
Automation Is a Job Engine, New Research Says - The New York Times
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