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Digital Development Summit 2017: The future of work


Autor institucional : Overseas Development Institute
Autor/Autores: Overseas Development Institute
Fecha de publicación: Marzo 2017
Alcance geográfico: Mundial
Publicado en: Reino Unido
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Resumen: The impact of automation and technology on the world of work has received widespread news coverage in recent months. Advances in machine learning and artificial intelligence are enabling headline - grabbing technology such as self - driving trucks, but work is also being transformed in a multiplicity of ways by improvements in efficiency, and by enabling faster and deeper levels of globalisation. While the tone of media coverage varies from enthusiastic to doom-laden, there is agreement that significant and urgent changes are needed at many levels including: How businesses create and sustain jobs; How governments enable and support decent work; and The choices that people make in their working lives. But governments, businesses and global institutions are not prepared for the impact of automation and digitisation. Labour market policies and training systems in most countries are not prepared for large - scale, rapid changes, and policymakers are not putting in place anticipatory and adaptive measures to cope with the impact of digital shocks and stresses. These challenges are potentially even greater for developing countries, which will be hit hard by digitisation and automation.



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