Automation and labour market creative reconstruction: from virtual teaching assistants to robotic retail assistants

By Professor John Bryson, Professor of Enterprise and Competitiveness Department of Strategy and International Business, University of Birmingham Employment is in a continual process of creative reconstruction. Existing jobs are destroyed as innovations in technology and processes reshape the nature of work. On Monday 25 March 2019, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) published a report … Continue reading “Automation and labour market creative reconstruction: from virtual teaching assistants to robotic retail assistants”

#MeToo and the male fantasy fashion robot

By Professor John Bryson, Professor of Enterprise and Economic Geography Department of Strategy and International Business, University of Birmingham On the one hand, digital supermodels would remove the physical and emotional exploitation experienced by many models. On the other hand, employment opportunities for those wanting to enter fashion modelling would be destroyed The #MeToo movement has led … Continue reading “#MeToo and the male fantasy fashion robot”

From worker to robot? Artificial intelligence and future proofing jobs

By Professor John Bryson, Professor of Enterprise and Economic Geography Department of Strategy and International Business, University of Birmingham For AI, it is worth noting that its impacts will be experienced across the entire labour market, transforming both high and low paid employment. There have been many claims about the impact that artificial intelligence (AI) has on … Continue reading “From worker to robot? Artificial intelligence and future proofing jobs”