Obama says bor­der cuts won’t cre­ate jobs

The Dallas Morning News - - World -

TORONTO — Former Pres­i­dent Barack Obama said Fri­day that clos­ing bor­ders won’t cre­ate fu­ture jobs be­cause the forces chang­ing in­dus­tries like man­u­fac­tur­ing are au­toma­tion and ar­ti­fi­cial in­tel­li­gence.

Speak­ing to about 3,000 peo­ple at an event hosted by a pro­gres­sive Cana­dian think tank, Obama said that the tran­si­tion from an agri­cul­tural to an in­dus­trial econ­omy hap­pened over the course of 150 years, but that the tech­no­log­i­cal rev­o­lu­tion is hap­pen­ing in 20 years. He said it’s hard for gov­ern­ments to catch up to the pace of dis­rup­tion.

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