[RESEARCH] Small Cities Face Greater Impact From Automation


Cities, which accommodate over half of the world’s population, are modern society’s hubs for economic productivity and innovation. As job migration is the leading factor in urbanization, policymakers are increasingly concerned about the impact of artificial intelligence and automation on employment in cities. In a world struggling between localism and globalism, a question emerges:

How will different cities cope with automation?

Answering this question has implications on everything from urban migration to investment, and from social welfare policy to educational initiatives.


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