Here’s a paradox you don’t hear much about: despite a century of creating machines to do our work for us, the proportion of adults in the US with a job has consistently gone up for the past 125 years. Why hasn’t human labour become redundant and our skills obsolete?

As business technologies progress, we make more and better use of automation to enhance productivity- Business Process Automation, AI and sophisticated integration. It’s easy to worry that the rise of machines will harm our job prospects but Economist David Autor thinks otherwise.