Live Ideas 2019: AI – Are You Brave Enough for a Brave New World? – Future of Work (Panel)

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Originally presented April 2013
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AI – Are You Brave Enough for a Brave New World?

Originally presented as Live Ideas 2019: AI – Are You Brave Enough for a Brave New World?

“Foxconn’s Terry Gou says the company plans to replace 80% of workers with robots in 5-10 years.”  – Samson Ellis

“According to our estimate, 47 percent of total US employment is in the high risk category, meaning that associated occupations are potentially automatable” – Carl Benedikt Frey and Michael A. Osborne


Remember the Luddites?  The fear and resistance to change is not new.  New technology has upended industries for millennia.  Jobs were replaced or eliminated by machines and new ones were created.  Remember the steam engine?   So what makes it different this time in the age of artificial intelligence and automation?  This discussion will look at the future of work in the age of AI, examine strategies and solutions for a shared future, from education, workforce reorganizing and reskilling, universal basic income, to the radical restructuring of socio-economic systems that may be needed to reverse the widening inequality.  Panelists will include Arun Sundararajan (Professor and the Robert L. and Dale Atkins Rosen Faculty Fellow at New York University’s (NYU) Stern School of Business and author of The Sharing Economy), Matthew Putman (scientist, musician, CEO of Nanotronics), Carrie Gleason (Director of Fair Workweek Initiative at Center for Popular Democracy), and Madeleine Clare Elish, Research Lead, AI on the Ground Initiative at Data & Society Institute. This discussion will be moderated by Ritse Erumi (Doctoral Fellow, Global Institute at the Ford Foundation)

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