Warnings about technology displacing workers from their jobs are not new. In the early 19th century the luddites smashed up machines used in textile manufacturing. Although whether the origins of this protest were about working conditions or about the fear of machines deskilling their jobs in not clear. However, the speed and scope of changes today are unprecedented. Rapid advances in technology means that automation and digitalization are increasingly encroaching on jobs previously though as only suitable for humans, for example driverless cars. Such advances and possibilities are driven by advances in artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics and have the potential to radically alter the job market world-wide. The aim of this paper is to review the current research on automation in the workplace and examine the impact and the potential impact it is having and could have in the future.

Automation and Digitalisation: impact on the world of work

Douglas, A.;Ciasullo Maria Vincenza
2018

Abstract

Warnings about technology displacing workers from their jobs are not new. In the early 19th century the luddites smashed up machines used in textile manufacturing. Although whether the origins of this protest were about working conditions or about the fear of machines deskilling their jobs in not clear. However, the speed and scope of changes today are unprecedented. Rapid advances in technology means that automation and digitalization are increasingly encroaching on jobs previously though as only suitable for humans, for example driverless cars. Such advances and possibilities are driven by advances in artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics and have the potential to radically alter the job market world-wide. The aim of this paper is to review the current research on automation in the workplace and examine the impact and the potential impact it is having and could have in the future.
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