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Rise of the machines isn’t the end for manual labour

The rapid pace of digitalisation will have a dramatic impact on the world of work. A popular view is that the advance of digitalisation, automation and “Industry 4.0” doesn’t augur well for low-skilled workers in European industry, with some reports forecasting a massive contraction in the job market for low-skilled workers. According to an extremely popular 2013 study by Carl Frey… Read article ›

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Europe has digital potential – but it must act to close the gap with the US

Europe’s consumers embrace digital technologies just as much as their American counterparts. But when it comes to business, there is a large gap between the level of digitalisation among European companies compared to those across the Atlantic. This matters: how businesses use digital technologies will determine the size of the economic pay-off of the digital revolution. Europe operates at only… Read article ›