Creativity vs. robots: the creative economy and the future of employment

Printer-friendly versionPrinter-friendly version

Permanent URL for this page:

Author: Bakhshi, Hasan; Frey, Carl Benedikt; Osborne, Michael


This report explores future automation and creativity in the UK and US workforces. The authors find that creative jobs will be much more resistant to automation than most other jobs. Twenty-one per cent of US employment is highly creative - that is, has a probability of more than 70 per cent of being creative. These creative occupations include artists, architects, web designers, information technology (IT) specialists and public relations professionals. Relative to the United States, the UK has a higher fraction of creative employment, constituting around 24 per cent of the workforce....  [+] Show more

Subjects: Employment; Technology; Industry; Outcomes; Skills and knowledge

Keywords: Technological change; Occupation; Future; Creative thinking skill

Geographic subjects: Europe; Great Britain; North America; United States

Published: London, England: Nesta, 2015

Physical description: 38 p.

Access item:

Also called: Creativity versus robots: the creative economy and the future of employment

Resource type: Report

Call number: TD/TNC 124.681

Show Extra Info
QR Code for