Future of manufacturing in Europe

Technology scenario: Employment implications of radical automationForthcoming

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The OECD defines automation of production as ‘the use of machines and automatic devices to perform part of the production process. It is generally used to reduce human intervention and is therefore considered to replace human labour by machines.’ In this respect, the current high interest in the future of work reflects recent perceptions and expectations of radical change in work. This report looks into the impacts of the accelerated application of automation and digitalisation technologies on the wage and tasks structure of employment in Europe.

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