Skills and Future of Work

The prevailing narrative is that Americans work in an economy of growing job insecurity, and that new technologies like artificial intelligence have only made matters worse. In fact, jobs are more secure now than at any time since the mid-1990s.
Skills and Future of Work
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October 18, 2021
The first industrial robots appeared in the early 1960s and were initially optimized for production lines.
September 13, 2021
The prevailing narrative is that Americans work in an economy of growing job insecurity, and that new technologies like artificial intelligence have only made matters worse. In fact, jobs are more secure now than at any time since the mid-1990s.
August 30, 2021
AR/VR solutions can enhance classroom experiences and expand opportunities at all levels of learning. The federal government should support further innovation by investing in research, skill-building, content development, and equitable adoption of immersive technologies.
June 29, 2021
ITIF, Brookings, and AMCC hosted a special, live discussion with senior White House and Congressional offices as well as leading think tanks for a comprehensive overview of these legislative proposals and their potential to stimulate American manufacturing leadership.
June 17, 2021
Korea needs to embrace all kinds of automation and leave the decisions of whether it is worker-enhancing or worker-replacing up to companies—and the Korean government should expand, not cut tax incentives for investing in automation.
May 7, 2021
The reality is that most of the labor markets with high levels of employer concentration are rural and small-town areas with few employers overall.
May 3, 2021
If the United States wants to be globally competitive in automation-related technologies, especially vis-à-vis China, then policies to ensure higher wages for low-skilled workers are key, including expansionary fiscal and monetary policy for full employment, stronger limits on low-skill immigration, and a higher minimum wage.
April 19, 2021
Although online freelance work will certainly keep growing in the years ahead, policymakers and businesses should see it as temporary work for small projects, rather than a new source of sustainable, long-term job creation.
April 19, 2021
There is a deep disconnect between the U.S. education system and the workplace. How can policymakers bridge the gap and create clear pathways to good jobs?

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