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June 2018AI and the Economy
with Robert Seamans: w24689
We review the evidence that artificial intelligence (AI) is having a large effect on the economy. Across a variety of statistics—including robotics shipments, AI startups, and patent counts—there is evidence of a large increase in AI-related activity. We also review recent research in this area which suggests that AI and robotics have the potential to increase productivity growth but may have mixed effects on labor, particularly in the short run. In particular, some occupations and industries may do well while others experience labor market upheaval. We then consider current and potential policies around AI that may help to boost productivity growth while also mitigating any labor market downsides including evaluating the pros and cons of an AI specific regulator, expanded antitrust enforc...
May 2018AI and the Economy
with Robert Seamans
in Innovation Policy and the Economy, Volume 19, Josh Lerner and Scott Stern, editors
January 2018Should We Be Reassured If Automation in the Future Looks Like Automation in the Past?
in The Economics of Artificial Intelligence: An Agenda, Ajay K. Agrawal, Joshua Gans, and Avi Goldfarb, editors
June 2009Comment on "Reforming Social Security with Progressive Personal Accounts"
in Social Security Policy in a Changing Environment, Jeffrey R. Brown, Jeffrey B. Liebman and David A. Wise, editors
 
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