The Future of Work is an INET webinar series that brings together diverse voices to discuss the impact of technology on the economy and society. We host prominent thinkers, policy-makers, and scholars from different backgrounds and countries to present and debate their views.
As technology continues to disrupt industries globally, the nature and future of work will be impacted by decisions and policies being made today. What are the social costs and benefits that technology will bear on economies already transformed by globalization and what are the implications to labor markets and social welfare? Can we get ahead of the next transformational revolution?
In this episode, we embark on a journey to explore the possibilities of modern technologies: can they power a future that work for all? What are the choices we must make to ensure technology empowers, augments, rewards, and respects the majority, not the few, given its increasing defining role in future economies and societies?
To Be Discussed
- Modern technologies seem ubiquitous. In what ways are they impacting our lives?
- Amidst growing concerns of displacement, disempowerment, discrimination and unforeseen risks, what is being done to address these challenges in the development of technology?
- From healthcare provision to education, from improving public services to leading economic development, how could technologies be made to work for the betterment of all humanity?
Young Scholars Initiative Follow-Up Discussion
Tuesday, January 19, 2020 at 1:00pm ET
Please join us for an open forum discussion diving deeper into the issues discussed during the webinar led by Thomas Herndon and Cecilia Rikap