Automation Could Have Biggest Impact on Low-Skilled U.S. Workers, Experts Say

Automation Could Have Biggest Impact on Low-Skilled U.S. Workers, Experts Say

The rise of automation in the coming decades will require a shift in political, educational and societal approaches to handle an evolving U.S. workforce and population, according to panelists speaking Monday at the Brookings Institution in Washington.

Some experts suggested that without fundamental changes to reduce risk and expand opportunities, the rise of automation and associated technologies — artificial intelligence, driverless cars and robots — could have negative repercussions for low-skilled workers and Midwest residents.

Darrell M. West, founding director of the Center for Technology Innovation at Brookings, said the U.S. political system needs to be ready to tackle rising populism […]

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