February 6, 2017

The Talented Mr. Robot – The impact of automation on Canada’s workforce, a 50 page research insight and guidance study authored by The Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship (BII+E)

CATA members and supporters interested in receiving a copy of this Research should contact CATA CEO John Reid at

Of particular interests to executives concerned with the impact of automation on talent needs and  business structure(s) to adjust to marketplace dynamics.

Executive Summary: Talented Mr. Robot – The impact of automation on Canada’s workforce

Emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence and advanced robotics, have the potential to fundamentally change our work and daily lives. In recent years, the understanding of how these technological trends will impact employment has been at the forefront of many recent public debates. Each week there seem to be more and more articles being released about how “robots are taking our jobs.”

For the most part, this rich discussion has been driven by the work of many prominent academics and researchers. Unsurprisingly, there are many competing viewpoints. Some argue that disruptive technology will be the driving force behind massive unemployment. Others posit that any potential job loss will likely be oset by productivity increases and employment growth…

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