The labor-market impact of firm-level adoption of AI and autonomous systems

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.

Project members:
Peter Fredriksson, Uppsala University
Georg Graetz, Uppsala University
Christoph Hedtrich, Uppsala University
Arizo Karimi, Uppsala University

1 January 2020 until 31 December 2024
Principal investigator
Funding
Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation