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California 100: The Future of Work in California



One of the grand challenges of our time is the reinvention of our economy and society to keep up with AI and the acceleration of technology. The mission of the Stanford Digital Economy Lab is to advance our collective understanding of the digital economy so that we can build a tech-driven economy that benefits everyone. The Lab is part of the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI) and co-sponsored by the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR). Professor Erik Brynjolfsson is recognized for his publications on the impact of technology on productivity and the economy. Within our Lab, we have a deep and extensive understanding of how jobs are transforming. We propose the development of a Future of Work data dashboard, dedicated to California, which draws on our Lab’s data and insights to provide contextualized and accessible information about how jobs are being transformed. We will feature a sample of occupations in California from different regions, wage levels, education levels, skill bundles, etc. This dashboard will assess resilience of the job to automation, provide estimates for ROI on skills, highlight adjacent occupations, and provide a sophisticated outlook for each job. This will be of value in and of itself, but also as a vehicle for the creation of the RFP’s requested reports, which will be written in collaboration with Mark Duggan and others at SIEPR.

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