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The New World of Work Podcast

What is the future of work? The New World of Work explores how technologies like automation, robotics, and artificial intelligence are shaping how we work, where we work, and the skills and education we need to work. Featuring conversations with experts from the McKinsey Global Institute and thought leaders from the public and private sectors, this series will help business leaders, policymakers, and organizations understand what changes are afoot and how we can prepare today for a future that works.

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How can business leaders, policy makers, and individuals prepare today for the jobs of tomorrow?

– Zoë Baird and Tim O’Reilly share their perspectives on the disruptive impact that automation and artificial intelligence will have on society, and their advice for what we need to do today to smooth the transition.

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How will automation affect jobs, skills, and wages?

– As the nature of work changes with automation, millions of people may need to switch occupations and acquire new skills.

What will automation mean for wages and income inequality?

– In this podcast, we examine how technology has affected employment and incomes in manufacturing and other sectors and whether... automation could widen the gap between high- and low-income jobs.

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How will automation affect economies around the world?

– All countries will feel the impact of automation, but at different speeds and in different ways. In this podcast, McKinsey Global Institute looks at its likely impact in China, Europe, and India.

What can history teach us about technology and jobs?

– We can learn from past shifts in employment to improve the future of work.

How do we create meaningful work in an age of automation?

– New workplace trends such as automation, AI, and the gig economy are generating a need for policies that create jobs and work that is more fulfilling.

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– In an era marked by rapid advances in automation and artificial intelligence, new research assesses the jobs lost and jobs gained under different scenarios through 2030.
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