Economist Interview: The State of the Digital Economy

Together in the recording studio with Economist Intelligence Unit Editor Pete Swabey (left) and Professor Annabelle Gower of Surrey University, discussing the Future of the Digital Economy.

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You can listen to the podcast here.

 

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Robots and the future of work

In this concept deck I examine some global macroeconomic data from the past sixty years to argue that automation is a major factor behind the increase in global productivity. Cognitive computing and highly adaptable robotics will solve the problem of productivity having flattened out in most industrial countries – the main cause of unemployment, longer working lives and economic inequality.

But AI will also empower the individual more than ever, and will lead to a new transformation of business organisation, into what I call “Responsive organisation”.