The Future of Work | Meaningful Integration or Jobless Future?

with Daron Acemoglu

Dec 2, 2020 | 12:00 – 13:00 Download .ics

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The central challenge confronting us in the future of work is this: can we create a future where work exists for all who need one with fair rewards, or will we end up on the path of increasing displacement, leaving workers vulnerable, dispensable, and miserable?

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 this episode, we look at the two distinct paths that lay ahead of us: meaningful integration and jobless future. The central challenge confronting us in the future of work is this: can we create a future where work exists for all who need one with fair rewards, or will we end up on the path of increasing displacement, leaving workers vulnerable, dispensable, and miserable?

To Be Discussed

  • Widespread in application and ruthless in industry disruption, how exactly are digital technologies affecting the future of work?
  • Are high-wage, meaningful employment, and “good jobs” economy harder to come by as a result?
  • How can we shift the odds towards a future of meaningful integration between humans and technologies?

Young Scholars Initiative Follow-Up Discussion

Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at 1:00pm ET

Please join us for an open forum discussion diving deeper into the issues discussed during the webinar led by Juan Graña and Dario Spinola


Speakers

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  • Daron Acemoglu

    Elizabeth and James Killian Professor of Economics, MIT