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Technology at work: How the digital revolution is reshaping the global workforce

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Back in the 1960s, many thought that the computer and automation would herald less work and more leisure, but the debate has changed. These days, economists debate the extent to which jobs will be lost due to technological innovation. Dr Carl Benedikt Frey, Co-Director of the Oxford Martin Programme on Technology and Employment, and Ebrahim Rahbari, Director of the Global Economics Team at Citigroup Research, consider whether technology is becoming more labour-saving and less job-creating. Concerns over automation causing mass unemployment seem exaggerated, at least for now. 

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