Robots, artificial intelligence and the 'future of work'
Question A: "Holding labor market institutions and job training fixed, rising use of robots and artificial intelligence is likely to increase substantially the number of workers in Australia who are unemployed for long periods."
Question B: "Rising use of robots and artificial intelligence in Australia is likely to create benefits large enough that they could be used to compensate those workers who are substantially negatively affected for their lost wages."
* Collaborator credits: we would like to thank Professor Jeff Borland and Professor Jason Potts for their expert overviews of the results.
** Question credits: this month's poll questions were adapted - from those put to the IGM Economic Experts Panel in September 2017. For the results of the US IGM poll, click here. For the results of the European IGM poll click here.