Automation and Employment Law
Will advances in robotics, artificial intelligence, and machine learning put vast swaths of the labor force out of work or into fierce competition for the jobs that remain? Or, as in the past, will new jobs arise to absorb workers displaced by automation? These questions have profound implications for labor and employment law, and for the fortress of social entitlements that has been built on the foundation of the employment relationship. The question is how to proceed in the face of profound uncertainty about the future impact of automation on jobs.