The European Commission has published a new concept paper on the topic of the challenges and benefits of digitisation for employment. The report considers the impact that digitisation, particularly robots and artificial intelligence, might have on jobs and inequality, acknowledging that some tasks, that people do today, will be replaced, and traditional occupations will be changed in future.
While recognising the dangers that digitisation could bring, the concept paper also highlights some of the potential benefits, including the creation of high-quality jobs across different fields of the economy, raising productivity, and improving standards of living.
The paper concludes by arguing that a policy response that is focussed on education and training, is essential. The paper and its factsheet can be downloaded from the website of the European Commission.