The impact of automation on unemployment

The World Economic Forum flags unemployment as a major stability threat. With automation being designed to replace people, what are the implications for Africa? Riël Malan, Regional Chair of YPO Africa and CEO and Group Managing Director of the Unlimited Group, discusses some key takeouts from the 2017 YPO EDGE.

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