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We are pleased to invite the members of the Washington European Society(WES) and the Young Professionals in International Affairs (YPIA) to a discussion-evening with Jeffrey Brown, Manager of Future of Work & Artificial Intelligence (AI) at Bertelsmann Foundation, and Aaron Smith, Associate Director of Research on Internet and Technology Issues at Pew Research Centre on Tuesday April 30th at 6pm at @WeWork — The Apollo. ++++ The content of the event will be twofold: on one hand, we will discuss the implications of AI, technological innovations, and the impact of the future of work; on the other hand, we will discuss the public knowledge of upcoming changes related to AI, automation, and technological innovation. ++++ We hosts this event as a debate-oriented evening discussion where we want to focus on the relevance and quality of the debate (we have 20-25 seats available). The added value for our members is to have a direct conversation with our experts in an informal setting. As we have 20-25 seats available, please reserve a spot through Eventbrite (the password is “automation”). We ask our members to be sure of their attendance before reserving a spot as seats are limited! EVENTBRITE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ai-tech-policy-and-public-opinion-tickets-60494787538 As usual, after our discussion we will head out to a bar for after-discussion drinks! We look forward to seeing you all Tuesday April 30th at 6pm at @WeWork — The Apollo. More information about our experts speakers: Aaron Smith: Aaron Smith is associate director of research on internet and technology issues at Pew Research Center. Much of his recent research focuses on the impact of technology on workforce and economic issues, Americans’ attitudes towards the sharing and gig economy, and the potential impact of advancements in workforce automation. He has also conducted studies examining the impact of the digital divide and the growing role of mobile devices in Americans’ digital access habits, the importance of technology to special populations such as older adults, and the role of digital platforms in connecting Americans to political and civic information. He has a master’s degree in public policy from the University of Texas at Austin. Smith has testified before Congress and conducts regular briefings and media interviews on the Center’s technology research. Jeffrey Brown: Jeffrey joined the Bertelsmann Foundation in August 2015. In his current role, he manages the Foundation’s project streams on the future of work and artificial intelligence. Jeffrey’s research activities include the geopolitical and workforce implications of artificial intelligence and the impact of the future of work on cities and regions in the United States and European Union. Jeffrey obtained his master’s degree in political science and European studies from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where he participated in the TransAtlantic Masters program. While studying at UNC-CH and Sciences Po Paris, he completed an internship with the U.S. Department of State in Tbilisi, Georgia, where he analyzed political developments in Abkhazia and South Ossetia and implementation of Georgia’s free trade agreement with the European Union. Jeffrey also completed internships with the U.S. Commercial Service in Paris and Lisbon.