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Davos 2017 Highlights: Jobs and the Fourth Industrial Revolution

January 19, 2017

Automation and digitization are having a seismic impact on labor markets around the world. But is it all doom and gloom, and what are the opportunities for creating new jobs? IDE Director Erik Brynjolfsson joined McGill University Vice-Chancellor, Suzanne Fortier, to discusss these topics. Brynjolfsson described a “sea change” in thinking about AI and automation and “tectonic changes” taking place in technology that are effecting the global economy.

Re-inventing education and taking an active role in how technology shapes the world, are two approaches Brynjolfsson advocated at this World Economic Forum panel discussion on Jan. 19.