The Future of Work in a World of AI, ML, and Automation


10:45 am - 11:45 am
Kresge Auditorium (EDT)

Moderator:
Prof. Erik Brynjolfsson, PhD ‘91, MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy (@erikbryn)

Speakers:
Prof. Jason Jackson, PhD '13, MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning (@JasonBJackson)
Prof. Iyad Rahwan, MIT Media Lab (@iyadrahwan)
Elisabeth Reynolds, PhD '10, Former Executive Director, MIT Task Force of the Work of the Future (#elisabeth_reynolds)

Technology has always been a double-edged sword. In many instances taking jobs away, but ultimately providing many more. It is easy to count the number of jobs lost from technologies like AI, Machine Learning, and Automation. But it is very difficult to envision what jobs will be created from them. The focus of this panel is on the latter – how can these brilliant technologies enable the creation of jobs, optimize mind and machine, and present us with the opportunity of broader income equality in a technology driven economy. More than this, we’ll explore the new skills needed, and the changes in how we educate the workforce of the future – regardless of who provides that education.

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