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Improving Job Quality and Equity for All: Implications of Work Automation and Augmentation
Headlines spark fear of automation-enabling technologies like AI, robotics, and the internet of things, but it does not have to be that way. Throughout history, technological and scientific progress have always evoked fears. The bellhops feared the automated elevator. Video did indeed kill the radio star. Now that the COVID-19 pandemic has significantly accelerated the adoption of automation and augmentation by employers, it has become even more important to consider ways to maximize the positive impacts of these technologies, while minimizing the risks.

What if automation and augmentation could improve job quality for everyone? In this session we will hear from experts who will look beyond the horizon towards the work of the future, and how it can be made more equitable, efficient, and enjoyable by industry 4.0 technologies.

Moderator: Shalin Jyotishi, Senior Analyst, Education and Labor, New America & Washington, DC Global Shaper @ShalinJyotishi


•Leticia Gasca, Future of Work Insights Manager, Faethm AI & New York City Global Shaper @Letigasca

•Maureen Conway, Vice President & Executive Director, Economic Opportunities Program, Aspen Institute @conway_maureen

•Jeremias Adams-Prassl, Professor of Law, University of Oxford and member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on the New Agenda for Work, Wages and Job Creation @JeremiasPrassl

•Audrey Plonk, Head of Division, Digital Economy Policy, OECD @alplonk

Mar 31, 2021 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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