International conference on AI in Work, Innovation, Productivity and Skills


This session will discuss experimental approaches aimed at assessing the possibility for humans and machines to work side by side, and to identify those instances in which automation and AI may make workers redundant. The discussion will be informed by novel evidence on labour-substituting technologies that have been appearing on the market over the last 30 years, with a special focus on those commercialised over the last few years. As these technologies are sold on global markets they can directly or indirectly (through global value chains and input substitution) lead to some tasks (and possible occupations) becoming redundant. The discussion will also focus on how humans and machines can work side by side, and how technologies may become labour augmenting.

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