The AI Road to Serfdom?

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Estimates of job losses in the near future due to automation range from 9% to 47%, and jobs themselves are becoming ever more precarious.

  • Robert Skidelsky
  • Project Syndicate

Should we trust the conventional economic narrative according to which machines inevitably raise workers’ living standards?

LONDON – Surveys from round the world show that people want secure jobs.

At the same time, they have always dreamed of a life free from toil.

The “rise of the robots” has made the tension between these impulses palpable.

Estimates of job losses in the near future due to automation range from 9% to 47%, and…

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