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AI & Future of Work Resources

A vision of shared prosperity

The Stanford Digital Economy Lab is an interdisciplinary research group led by Professor Erik Brynjolfsson. The Lab studies how digital technologies are transforming work, organizations, and the economy—towards a world of shared prosperity.


The AI Awakening: What Does It Mean for the Economy?

Erik Brynjolfsson
Congressional Research Service, December 9, 2020

Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Work

Erik Brynjolfsson
Congressional Testimony, September 2019

Information Technology and the US Workforce 

Erik Brynjolfsson
Tom Mitchell (co-chair)

NASEM Report 2017

What Can Machine Learning Do? Workforce Implications

Erik Brynjolfsson
Tom Mitchell 

Science, December 2017

Information Technology, Workplace Organization, and the Demand for Skilled Labor: Firm-level Evidence

Erik Brynjolfsson
Timothy F. Bresnahan
Lorin M. Hitt

The Quarterly Journal of Economics, February 2002

How Will Machine Learning Transform the Labor Market?

Erik Brynjolfsson
Daniel Rock
Prasanna Tambe

Hoover Institution, May 6, 2019

Understanding and Addressing the Modern Productivity Paradox

Erik Brynjolfsson
Daniel Rock
Seth Benzell

MIT, November 2020

Working With Robots in a Post-Pandemic World

Erik Brynjolfsson
Matt Beane

MIT Sloan Management Review, September 16, 2020

How AI Can Aid in U.S. Economic Recovery

Susan Athey
Stanford HAI, October 16, 2020

The Second Machine Age

Erik Brynjolfsson
Andrew McAfee

W.W. Norton, January 25, 2016

Ranking How National Economies Adapt to Remote Work

Sarah H. Bana
Seth G. Benzell
Rodrigo Razo Solares

MIT Sloan Management Review, June 18, 2020

Toward Understanding the Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Labor

Erik Brynjolfsson
Morgan R. Frank
David Autor
James E. Bessen
Manuel Cebrian
David J. Deming
Maryann Feldman
Matthew Groh
José Lobo
Esteban Moro
Dashun Wang
Hyejin Youn
Iyad Rahwan

PNAS April 2, 2019


Tech and the Transformation of Work

Stanford Digital Economy Lab Director Erik Brynjolfsson talks with Reid Hoffman and James Manyika about how the digital economy is transforming the future of work.

Policy Challenges and Solutions

Panelists Condoleezza Rice, Mary Kay Henry, Susan Athey, and Mark Duggan discuss policy challenges surrounding AI and the digital economy. Moderated by Gillian Tett.

Fireside Chat: Hon. Gina Raimondo and Fei-Fei Li

Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo and Stanford HAI Co-Director Fei-Fei Li talk about equality and the future of work in the digital economy.

AI & Robotics Frontiers

Stanford University Professor Oussama Khatib and CEO of Affectiva, Rana el Kaliouby, discuss the future of human-robot collaboration.

Fireside Chat: Eric Schmidt and Erik Brynjolfsson

Stanford Digital Economy Lab Director Erik Brynjolfsson talks with Eric Schmidt, co-founder of Schmidt Futures and former executive chairman and CEO of Google.

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