The Future of Work | Is This Time Different? Data, Artificial Intelligence & Robots

with Jed Kolko, Shivani Nayyar and Siddharth Suri; moderated by Rob Johnson

Oct 6, 2020 | 12:00 – 13:00 Download .ics

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Are there aspects of modern technology, made possible by unprecedented computing power and connectivity, that make them distinctively different from previous eras? If so, what are the implications?

The Future of Work is an INET webinar series that brings together diverse voices to discuss the impact of technology on the economy and society. We host prominent thinkers, policy-makers, and scholars from different backgrounds and countries to present and debate their views.

As technology continues to disrupt industries globally, the nature and future of work will be impacted by decisions and policies being made today. What are the social costs and benefits that technology will bear on economies already transformed by globalization and what are the implications to labor markets and social welfare? Can we get ahead of the next transformational revolution?

In the third episode, we take a close look at modern digital technologies in our era. Are there aspects of modern technology, made possible by a plethora of data, unprecedented computing power and connectivity, that make them distinctively different from previous eras? If so, what are the implications to our societies?

To Be Discussed

  • How has the digital revolution changed the labor market and work conditions for ordinary workers?
  • Decline of unions, outsourcing of production, divergence between productivity and wages, and the encroachment of social safety nets have long worked against workers. Could technology help or hurt worker’s welfare?
  • AI, Automation, and new modes of production also threaten the viability of traditional national development strategies. How could policy help address these challenges?


Young Scholars Initiative Follow-Up Discussion

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at 1:00pm ET

Please join us for an open forum discussion diving deeper into the issues discussed during the webinar led by Shu Li and Thomas Herndon.

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