What Coronavirus Means For Automation And The Future Of Jobs

From burger-flipping machines to car-building robots—not to mention high-powered software taking on more and more administrative tasks—it seems like hundreds of skills are rapidly becoming obsolete in the U.S. economy. A recent McKinsey study found that AI and Deep Learning could add as much as $3.5 trillion to $5.8 trillion in annual value for companies. The economic shock of the coronavirus pandemic hasn’t helped. In fact, Covid-19 could be accelerating the pace of automation. CORRECTION This video misstated Marcus Casey’s title. He’s an associate professor of economics at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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