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Future Economy: AI and the Future of Work

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Future Economy: AI and the Future of Work

Presented by SGInnovate and UK Department for International Trade

The future of work is increasingly becoming a reality with Artificial Intelligence (AI) set to deliver step changes in productivity last witnessed with mass production in the 1920s – only this time across multiple industries and sectors.

Under Industry 4.0, AI will combine with robotics, automation, the internet of things, and cloud computing to revolutionise manufacturing through “smart factories”. The nascent phenomena of Business Intelligence 4.0 will see the emergence of machine learning technologies, and predictive and proactive analytic models enable new levels of insight that will transform areas such as primary research, business intelligence, forecasting, and strategic decision making.

Inevitably, many roles will become "increasingly redundant", particularly repetitive and manual roles in administrative, factory, and financial work. However, growth is also expected in jobs that the technologies will enhance - data analysts, software developers, E-commerce, social media specialist, innovation managers etc. However, whilst AI has the potential to become evasive in our everyday working lives, its impact is unlikely to be uniform across the board. The key issues and questions facing those tasked with planning and delivering our future skills and capability requirements are:

Quantifying what have been the historic, current, and likely future drivers of change in each industry and sector.
Mapping where across the workplace will AI have the greatest impact
Which sectors and industries are likely to be impacted first?
What are likely barriers to adoption of AI?
How will “human skills” such as analytical thinking, creativity, initiative, critical thinking etc. best be promoted?
How to prevent those displaced by emerging technologies from being excluded from the world of work
Date : 23 October 2018, Tuesday
Time : 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Venue : 32 Carpenter Street, Singapore[masked]

6:30 pm – 7:00 pm: Registration
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm: Future Economy: Data and the Future of Work and Q&A
8:00 pm – 8:30 pm: Networking and End


- Ian Jones, Chief Strategy Officer & Co-founder, Amplify
- Dr. Sinuhe Arroyo, CEO and Founder, TAIGER
- Dr. Soon Joo Gog, Chief Futurist and Chief Research Officer, SkillsFuture
- Natalie Black, Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner for Asia Pacific
- Zihao Xu, Investment Manager, Octopus

Moderator: Mark Jansen, Data & Analytics and TMT Leader, PwC Singapore

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