Episode 1: Artificial Intelligence & The Specter of Automation

For our first episode of TL/DR, we analyze popularly cited studies which predict that automation may eliminate upto 47% of American jobs. We also consider a couple of example professions that have been transformed by automation and think through policy implications of this coming wave.

[1] M.A. Osborne, C. B. Frey (2013); "The Future of Employment: How Susceptible Are Jobs To Computerisation?"; Link: https://www.oxfordmartin.ox.ac.uk/downloads/academic/The_Future_of_Employment.pdf
[2] Arntz, M., T. Gregory and U. Zierahn  (2016), "The Risk of Automation for Jobs in OECD Countries: A Comparative Analysis", OECD Social, Employment and Migration Working Papers, No. 189, OECD Publishing, Paris.
Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/5jlz9h56dvq7-en
[3] Peter Reinhardt, "Replacing Middle Management Jobs with APIs", Link: https://rein.pk/replacing-middle-management-with-apis