A future that works: automation, employment, and productivity

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Advances in robotics, artificial intelligence, and machine learning are ushering in a new age of automation, as machines match or outperform human performance in a range of work activities, including ones requiring cognitive capabilities. In this report, part of the McKinsey Global Institute's ongoing research into the future of work, the authors analyze the automation potential of the global economy, the factors that will determine the pace and extent of workplace adoption, and the economic impact associated with its potential. The five factors affecting pace and extent of adoption are...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Technology; Employment; Performance; Outcomes; Policy

Keywords: Technological change; Productivity; Workplace change; Job requirements; Occupational structure; Work organisation; Labour utilisation; Future; Policy implications

Published: [San Francisco, California]: McKinsey Global Institute, 2017

Physical description: [viii], 135 p. (report) + 19 p. (executive summary) + [2] p. (in brief)

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Resource type: Report

Call number: TD/TNC 127.353

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