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A future that works: Automation, employment, and productivity

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A future that works: Automation, employment, and productivity

Advances in robotics, AI, and machine learning are ushering in a new age of automation, as machines match or outperform human performance in a range of work activities, including ones requiring cognitive capabilities.

In this report, part of MGI’s ongoing research into the future of work, we analyzed the automation potential of the global economy, the factors that will determine the pace and extent of workplace adoption, and the economic impact associated with its potential.

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Where machines could replace humans — and where they can't (yet)

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Financial Times: Can a robot do your job?

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New York Times: Robots Will Take Jobs, but Not as Fast as Some Fear, New Report Says

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Harvard Business Review: 25% of CEOs’ Time Is Spent on Tasks Machines Could Do

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Harvard Business Review: The Countries Most (and Least) Likely to be Affected by Automation

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Integration and Trade Journal: Robot-lución: The future of work in Latin American Integration 4.0

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From science fiction to business fact

McKinsey Global Institute partner Michael Chui explains how automation is transforming work.
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Seeking autonomous and flexible work

James Manyika discusses the future of work with Matthew Taylor, chief executive of the London-based Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA).
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New Economy Forum: The future of work

James Manyika joined a panel moderated by Christine LaGarde during the IMF-World Bank annual meetings in October 2017 in Washington, DC to discuss technological innovations that will change the workplace and labor markets.

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CBC Radio: Automation isn't taking your job

Aspen Ideas Festival: When robots take our jobs

Marketplace Radio: Robot-proof jobs

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