I will be part of a panel at Brookings tomorrow, Oct 26, at 3pm in Washington, DC. For those interested in watching it, it will be live streamed online. Here's the link to use to register for the webcast. My fellow panelist will be Nick Hanauer.
Topic for panel:
The modern workforce is changing in response to rapidly emerging technological innovation. Technology, long seen as a driver of economic growth, is replacing workers in many fields. This raises questions about the economic and social effects of innovation. If society needs fewer workers due to automation and robotics, how will social benefits be delivered? Will those outside the workforce for a lengthy period of time be able to obtain health care, pensions, and other forms of social insurance?
On October 26, the Center for Technology Innovation at Brookings will host a forum to explore the impact of robots, artificial intelligence, and machine learning on the workforce and the provision of benefits traditionally supplied by—or in conjunction with—employers. A panel of experts will discuss the social impacts of the upcoming robotic revolution and the influence of greater technological advancements on the way humans work and live.
After the session, panelists will take audience questions. The event will also be live webcast. Please follow @BrookingsGov and #robotwork.
Thanks, all! I hope you will be able to watch it.
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