Five Questions for David Autor

Americans fret endlessly about a job-stealing boogeyman: the alarmingly capable robot. Are the fears justified?

The real impacts of automation and artificial intelligence on employment has sparked disagreement among a wide range of stakeholders. To sort through some of the debate, Undark contacted Autor, a renowned economist who has spent the last decade studying the effects of technology on the labor market. (Visual by )

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