To craft a fairer future of better work through this transition we need to understand the different impacts that automation can have, and how these impacts structure different types of risk, in different circumstances, for different groups.
In this paper, Dr Abigail Gilbert - Director of Praxis at IFOW - examines the current 'job replacement' narrative on automation, and identifies a wider range of intervention points to steer innovation towards beneficial social outcomes, such as a fairer future through better work.
This paper forms part of the grounding work for the Pissarides Review into the Future of Work and Wellbeing.
At Stemettes we have been working for years to evolve the narrative across the technical field. With this new paper, Dr Abby Gilbert sets out the importance of reframing the narrative on automation itself, ensuring that the diverse impacts on different groups of people is properly understood. Robots might be coming for part of our jobs, but with this research, all of us can be readied to work with them to make work better so that innovation and social good advance together.
— Anne-Marie Imafidon, MBE