Welcome by Dr. Friederike Gräfin von Brühl, M.A.
The Future of Work in the Digital Age
Is technology becoming more labor-saving and less job creating? Which jobs will likely be around in 20 years, and which jobs and industries can we expect will surface? As the pace of innovation accelerates, businesses and governments need to prepare for a fast paced transition. In particular, advances in Machine Learning and Robotics are making a substantially broader share of the workforce prone to automation, including jobs in finance, transportation, logistics, sales and services. These technological advances will bring both successes and failures. If the latter becomes plentiful, however, apprehension to progress might ensue.
The Key Note will be presented by Dr. Carl Benedikt Frey, Oxford University, Co-Director and Oxford Martin Citi Fellow, Oxford Martin Programme on Technology and Employment.