Impact of Digitisation on Employment Examined in New European Commission Report

European CommissionThe European Commission has recently published a new concept paper on the topic of the challenges and benefits of digitisation for employment. The report examines the impact that digitisation, especially robots and artificial intelligence, will have on jobs and inequality, acknowledging the tasks and occupations that will be made redundant in the future. While recognising the dangers that digitisation might bring, the paper highlights some of the potential benefits, including the creation of high-quality jobs across different fields of the economy, raising productivity, and improving living standards. The main conclusion is that an education and training-focused policy response is essential.

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