Media Coverage Mar 2016
Obama's economists are worried about automation — and think the poor have the most to lose
Every year, the Council of Economic Advisers — the White House's internal team of economists — prepares a document known as the Economic Report of the President,reviewing the past year's economy and making projections for the future. This year's ERP contains a striking prediction about the effect of robots and automation on the job market, and relies on data from the 2013 report The Future of Employment: How Susceptible Are Jobs to Computerisation? by Dr Carl Benedikt Frey and Dr Michael Osborne, Co-Directors of the Oxford Martin Programme on Technology and Employment.