It’s hard to measure the effect that automation will have on the Canadian economy. Advances in technology will not only make certain jobs obsolete, they may well change the very nature of some industries, as well as industries related to them.

David Ticoll (senior fellow at the Innovation Policy Lab at University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs) wrote about the challenges facing Canada in the era of disruptive technological change as part of the Policy Options special feature, “The Changing Nature of Work”. He stopped by the podcast to share his insights on the topic.

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See David Ticoll’s Policy Options article “The automation elephant in the room” here.

See David Ticoll’s Innovation Policy Lab discussion paper “Driving Changes: Automated Vehicles in Toronto” here.

This podcast is part of the The Changing Nature of Work special feature.


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David Ticoll
David Ticoll is a distinguished senior fellow at the Innovation Policy Lab, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto. He is an researcher, strategy adviser, author, entrepreneur and social entrepreneur. His recent publications include Driving Changes: Automated Vehicles in Toronto.
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