Automation, workers and COVID‑19 / by Kristyn Frank and Marc Frenette.: CS45-28/1-2020-36E-PDF

"Over the past few decades, computer technology has gradually changed workplaces, leading to a reduction of routine and manual job tasks, and an increase in non‑routine, cognitive tasks. More recent developments in artificial intelligence and machine learning could be even more far‑reaching, as they are designed to execute tasks that were traditionally considered non‑automatable. While it is not known how quickly the latest technology will affect human jobs (for better or worse), this article describes which workers face the greatest risks of job transformation due to automation based on an approach developed by Frey and Osborne (2013) and Arntz, Gregory, and Zierahn (2016) and adapted to Canadian data. A longer study describes the approach in detail and presents more results (Frenette and Frank 2020)"--Page [3].

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Department/Agency Statistics Canada, issuing body.
Title Automation, workers and COVID‑19 / by Kristyn Frank and Marc Frenette.
Series title StatCan COVID-19 : data to insights for a better Canada
Publication type Series - View Master Record
Language [English]
Other language editions [French]
Format Electronic
Electronic document
Note(s) Issued also in French under title: L’automatisation, les travailleurs et la COVID-19.
Cover title.
"Release date: June 29, 2020."
Issued also in HTML format.
Includes bibliographical references.
Publishing information [Ottawa] : Statistics Canada = Statistique Canada, 2020.
Author / Contributor Frank, Kristyn, 1978- author.
Description 1 online resource (5 unnumbered pages) : graphs, photograph.
Catalogue number
  • CS45-28/1-2020-36E-PDF
Departmental catalogue number 45280001
Subject terms Automation -- Canada -- Statistics.
COVID-19 (Disease) -- Economic aspects -- Canada.
COVID-19 Pandemic, 2020- -- Economic aspects -- Canada.
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