AI, Robotics, and the Future of Work

Some commentators fear that we are in the midst of a Fourth Industrial Revolution where artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles, and robots are replacing workers at staggering rates. In a presentation to Bruegel, Rob Atkinson explained this could not be farther from the truth. Instead of fretting about tech killing jobs, we should be worrying about how to boost record-low productivity growth—the only sustainable way to increase living standards.