Throughout the history of humanity, technological advances have driven different radical transformations in the material and social conditions of production. We are currently witnessing a new phase in the transformation of the global economy, the Fourth Industrial Revolution, which centers on the digitization of the manufacturing sector and is driven by surprising increases in … [Read more...] about Industry 4.0—Manufacturing the Future
Industrial Revolution 4.0, which is marked by the use of robotics, automation, artificial intelligence, and digitization in the economy and everyday life, has brought massive benefits, including greater efficiency and productivity. However, its potential for destroying jobs is also prompting genuine concerns. This challenge is facing citizens the world over, but Latin Americans … [Read more...] about Technology, a tool to integrate women into the markets of the region
As is described in detail in Trade Trend Estimates: Latin America and the Caribbean (2018), Latin American exports grew by around 13% in 2017, a sharp acceleration in comparison with the 3.3% drop of the previous year. This rate of growth outstripped that of global exports and marks the end of a period of almost four consecutive years of contraction. Total LAC exports in 2017 … [Read more...] about How Sustainable is the Latin American Trade Recovery?
INSTITUTIONS, EXPONENTIAL TRADE, AND EQUALITY IN THE AGE OF ALGORITHMS In a world in which globalization is being called into question, especially in developed countries, Latin Americans appear to be committed to regional integration, globalization, and free trade. These conclusions emerged from “Techno-Integration in Latin America: Institutions, Exponential Trade, and Equality … [Read more...] about TECHNO-INTEGRATION IN LATIN AMERICA
This isn’t science fiction. In the last few weeks, Brazilian aerospace giant Embraer has signed an agreement with Uber to explore the manufacture of flying taxis between now and 2020. One of the world’s greatest experts on artificial intelligence, Howard Gardner, has claimed that “once one cedes high level decisions to digital creations, or these artificially intelligent … [Read more...] about The future of work in Latin American Integration 4.0