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The Future of Work in South Africa: Digitisation, Productivity and Job Creation

Digitisation and automation could result in a net gain of up to 1.2 million jobs in South Africa by 2030. But if companies don’t act swiftly to take advantage of the opportunities these technologies present to drive innovation and growth, the country will suffer. The report is available from the McKinsey website

What Are the Policy Options? A Systematic Review of Policy Responses to the Impacts of Robotisation and Automation on the Labour Market

The Joint Research Centre of the European Commission has recently launched the following Working Paper: “What are the policy options? A systematic review of policy responses to the impacts of robotisation and automation on the labour market” by Zoltán Cséfalvay. Three main policy responses to the labour market challenges posed by robotisation and automation have …
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The globotics upheaval: globalization, robotics, and the future of work by Richard Baldwin

Overview: At the root of inequality, unemployment, and populism are radical changes in the world economy. Digital technology is allowing talented foreigners to telecommute into our workplaces and compete for service and professional jobs. Instant machine translation is melting language barriers, so the ranks of these “tele-migrants” will soon include almost every educated person in …
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What to do when machines do everything: how to get ahead in a world of AI, algorithms, bots, and big data by Malcolm Frank

Overview: What To Do When Machines Do Everything is a guidebook to succeeding in the next generation of the digital economy. When systems running on Artificial Intelligence can drive our cars, diagnose medical patients, and manage our finances more effectively than humans it raises profound questions on the future of work and how companies compete. …
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