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January 16, 2020

Election 2020
What Automation Means for Jobs

When was the last time you went to the mall for something you could buy on your phone? Automation is a disruptive force that continues to shape the future. CFR breaks down what automation means for t…

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March 7, 2017

United States
Automation is Changing Latin America Too

While politicians have focused primarily on the effects of trade, automation is rapidly transforming the nature of work. A recent McKinsey report estimates that half of the labor done today can be tu…

August 26, 2015

Automation, Productivity, and Growth

It seems obvious that if a business invests in automation, its workforce – though possibly reduced – will be more productive. So why do the statistics tell a different story? In advanced economies, …

Automated robots work on a 3500 Duramax engine as it moves along the assembly line at the Ford Lima Engine Plant in Lima, Ohio (Aaron Josefczyk/Reuters).

November 25, 2020

Health
Automating Mental Health: The Global Promise and Peril

The use of algorithmic and data-driven technology in mental health care has expanded rapidly, posing new challenges for public governance. 

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres speaks during a news conference at U.N. headquarters.

March 30, 2017

Global
Automation, Job Loss, and the Welfare State

Experts explore the potential for mass job loss created by technological advances and, in turn, the possible need for a large welfare state to care for an increasingly underemployed population.

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