Technology and jobs

Technology is radically transforming workplaces. While mechanization has been a cornerstone of industrial development, today’s advances seem to be accelerating. Robots and artificial intelligence are now even capable of replacing white-collar jobs.

In Asia, this transformation – what many call the 4th industrial revolution – is having a profound impact. The region’s economic rise is built on its ability to adapt to new technologies, and yet there remain many people and places still to reap the benefits of the 2nd industrial revolution, which brought clean water and electricity into workplaces and homes. To understand how Asia can consider and deal with these challenges, we launched a new Asian Development Bank (ADB) podcast, called Technology and Jobs.

It’s a four-episode series focused on the impact of technological change on labor markets. Each episode looks at how Asia’s workplace is being transformed by technology… —