Technology and the future of work in India: an exploration of the likely (or unlikely) impact of automation in developing countries

ACDE Trade & Development Seminars


Sher Singh Verick, Visiting Fellow, Australia South Asia Research Centre, and Deputy Director,International Labour Organisation Decent Work Team for South Asia and Country Office for India.


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Tuesday, 17 October, 2017 - 14:00 to 15:30

Recent progress in robotics and artificial intelligence has generated intense debate on the impact of automation on employment. Various commentators have made substantial claims of pending technological unemployment in developed countries due to the displacement of workers by machines. Extrapolating these findings to developing countries is, however, misleading and does not acknowledge structural differences in labour markets.

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