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Can Technology Actually Save Jobs?

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Of the many forces driving the wave of hiring across the U.S. in recent years, technology is typically not on the list because automation and artificial intelligence tend to be seen as job-killing rather than job-enhancing. On this week's episode of Stephanomics, reporter Craig Torres visits a hospital where new technologies are actually creating the need for more — not fewer — employees.

Then, host and Bloomberg Economics head Stephanie Flanders interviews Larry Summers — the Harvard University economist and former U.S. Treasury secretary — for his predictions on technology and employment, plus his thoughts on the U.S. economy and Federal Reserve. Finally, Stephanie talks with Bloomberg reporter Jeanna Smialek about how central bankers may be reduced to using what one economist calls “poor man's monetary policy.”