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Future Work In The Digital World
Join us when we discuss the future of work in an age of big data and artificial intelligence that will see a major shift in work patterns and employment, It will be a collaborative venture with the London Futurists and the Conway Hall Ethical Society. Over the next twenty years, we are likely to witness some of the most significant disruptions to the workforce and work as we know it in recent memory. This has been fuelled by the demographic and socioeconomic trends of the past decade, like rapid urbanisation and globalisation, coupled with even faster advances in technology from mobile internet to increased automation and machine learning. Automation, digitisation, and trade have dramatically reshaped how firms organise, operate, and compete over the past couple of decades. These changes, in turn, have had dramatic consequences for labour While popular media often describe dystopian futures in which robots have all the jobs, a consideration of episodes of automation in the past suggests that many jobs will be replaced, but many more new jobs will be created. Important questions remain, however, about how automation, digitisation, and trade will affect households, firms, and geographies, including the potential for increased inequality and differential effects by race, gender, and socioeconomic background. More Details soon and speakers will follow soon.

Brockway Room, Conway Hall

25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL · London

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