A social carnage: automation explodes inequalities

A social carnage: automation explodes inequalities

Automation technologies have played a leading role in rising income inequality, study finds.

Automated checkouts, call center systems, innovations on assembly lines, automation technologies are now being deployed on a large scale in many sectors. A new study by researchers from MIT and Boston University finds that the latter have played a major role in the explosion of income inequality in the United States in recent decades. Is automation responsible for inequalities?

The authors claim that these innovations only generate a fairly low or even zero gain in productivity. However, these machines are generally excellent for the results of the […]

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