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People Dr Carl Benedikt Frey

James Martin Fellow, Oxford Martin Programme on the Impacts of Future Technology


James Martin Research Fellow

Carl is also Doctor of Economic History at Lund University, Economics Associate of Nuffield College, and Specialist Advisor to the Digital Skills Select Committee at the House of Lords. His research interests include the transition of industrial nations to digital economies, and subsequent challenges for economic growth and employment. In particular, his work focuses on technology shocks and associated impacts on labour markets and urban development.

His work has been covered by the BBC, CNN, The Economist, Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Businessweek, New York Times, Washington Post, Der Spiegel, Scientific American, TIME Magazine, Forbes, and many others.

Media Coverage

Oct 2014
Robots may spell ‘Control-Alt-Delete’ for workers
Oct 2014
Amelia: IPsoft's New Artificial Intelligence Can Think Like A Human, And Wants Your Job
Sep 2014
When Robots Take Over Most Jobs, What Will Be the Purpose of Humans?
Jul 2014
When robots come for our jobs, will we be ready to outsmart them?
Jul 2014
Creative Destruction at Work
Jul 2014
Will Automation Take Our Jobs?
Jul 2014
Artificial Intelligence Is Changing the World, and Humankind Must Adapt
May 2014
Will you be replaced by a robot?
May 2014
“Robots are already taking your jobs”
May 2014
The future is not what it used to be
Apr 2014
Man vs Machine
Mar 2014
Your job taught to machines puts half U.S. work at risk
Mar 2014
Technology takes centre stage on future talks as politicians clash at 2030 skills report launch
Feb 2014
Enslave the robots and free the poor
Feb 2014
None of our politicians will tell you the truth: our jobs are doomed
Jan 2014
Advances in artificial intelligence could lead to mass unemployment, warn experts
Jan 2014
Beware, the robots are coming
Jan 2014
How Americans feel about inequality
Jan 2014
Why an algorithm wants your highly skilled job
Jan 2014
Is a robot coming to take your job?
Jan 2014
The onrushing wave
Dec 2013
Robots And Software Eating Jobs? Let Them, You Can Create Your Own
Dec 2013
Siri says 'dump him'? How mobile devices could run (or ruin) your life
Nov 2013
Another study paints bleak jobs future
Nov 2013
Are robotic smart machines behind the jobless recovery?
Oct 2013
The future of work: 47 percent of jobs at risk from automation
Oct 2013
Is there a jobs catastrophe in the making?
Oct 2013
Job loss in the age of disruption
Oct 2013
10 Reasons Texas Is Our Future
Oct 2013
Study: 47% of jobs at risk of becoming automated
Oct 2013
The future of work
Sep 2013
Machines on the march threaten almost half of modern jobs
Sep 2013
About a 50/50 chance a computer will be doing your job in 20 years