Automation, Job Loss, And The Welfare State

By Susan LundSocial Europe

With the capabilities of artificial intelligence quickly expanding and middle class jobs under threat of being automated, will the government need to step in to pick up the slack of a job market hollowed out by machines? Chaired by Susan Lund, experts explore the potential for mass job loss created by technological advances and, in turn, the possible need for a large welfare state to care for an increasingly underemployed population.


Susan Lund is a partner of McKinsey & Company and a leader of the McKinsey Global Institute. She conducts economic research on financial markets, labour markets, and the global growth outlook.