Category: James Bessen

Robots Could Replace 1.7 Million American Truckers in the Next Decade

Transport Topics James Bessen, School of Law Robots’ march into vehicles, factories, stores and offices could also profoundly deepen inequality… Expert quote: “Automation tends to replace low-wage jobs with high-wage jobs. The people whose skills become obsolete are low-wage workers, and to the extent that it’s difficult for them to acquire new skills, it affects inequality.” […]

Re-educating Rita

The Economist (subscription required) James Bessen, School of Law Artificial intelligence will have implications for policymakers in education, welfare and geopolitcs… Expert quote: “That doesn’t make sense if the skills you need are changing every three to five years.” View full article