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Type Working Paper
Scope Discipline-based scholarship
Title The Rise of the Machines: how computers have changed work
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  • David Dorn
  • English
Institution University of Zurich : UBS International Center of Economics in Society
Series Name UBS Center Public Paper Series
Number 4
Number of Pages 31
Date 2015
Abstract Text The so-called "Rise of the Machines" has fundamentally transformed the organization of work during the last four decades. While enthusiasts are captivated by the new technologies, many worry that these machines will eventually lead to mass unemployment, as robots and computers substitute for human labor. Are computers just about to take over from humans? You will receive the answer to this and related questions from Prof. David Dorn, a specialist in international trade and labor markets.
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