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The Labor-Market Impact of Firm-Level Adoption of AI and Autonomous Systems

About the project

One of the major issues for future society is how robots and artificial intelligence will impact on the labour market. A research project led by Oskar Nordström Skans at Uppsala University will investigate what this transition entails.

The project is based on corporate use of technological innovations and the issues that this entails. What happens with the number of jobs? How does it affect the demand for talent and educational content? How does it affect the respective labour markets of women and men, and what are the consequences for the families of those concerned? What demands are made on transitions within and between companies? How should education, remuneration and collective agreements be designed in response to this?

The project’s general aim is to highlight how demand for different types of labour changes in conjunction with the introduction of technology based on artificial intelligence.

The research group is linked to Uppsala Center for Labor Studies (UCLS), which connects researchers in the fields of economics, political science and labour law.


Start: 1 January 2020
End: 31 December 2024

Project type



Universities and institutes

Uppsala University

Project members

Oskar Nordström Skans

Oskar Nordström Skans


Uppsala University

Malin Backman

Malin Backman

PhD student

Uppsala University