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AI and the Future of Work Congress

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The growing use of Artificial Intelligence is in the news almost daily. Businesses are looking for strategies to incorporate AI for efficiency and a competitive advantage. The workforce is concerned about the changes AI will bring for jobs and required skill sets.

At MIT, the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) and Sloan’s Initiative on the Digital Economy (IDE) are joining forces to host a conference on November 8, 2018, which will bring together thought leaders from academia, business leaders, economists and visionaries for an open dialogue about AI’s impact.


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8:00 am
Registration/ Breakfast

9:00 am
Welcome

9:15 am
Keynote presentation

9:30 am
Session 1 - A Perfect Storm: Expansion, Stagnation, Disruption
Major economic and technological forces are driving the economy and impacting the workforce in unprecedented ways. Despite great macroeconomic expansion, the positive effects of these forces have not impacted the workforce with commensurate gains. While technologies like artificial intelligence continue to race ahead, wage growth has essentially stagnated, and the rate of productivity growth is slowing. In this panel, expert economists, industry leaders, and policy makers will explore this paradox and its desired resolution through the the lens of three economic trends -- expansion, stagnation, and disruption.

10:15-10:45 am
Break

10:45-11:30 am
Session 2 -
The AI Enabled Organization
As AI is increasingly embedded throughout an organization new business strategies, organizational models and jobs are emerging while others are disappearing. Some of these changes will cause profound shifts in business strategy. This panel will examine the shift and ask:

  • What does a “thinking machine” mean for workers and organizations?
  • How will AI impact an organization’s overall strategy?
  • How will organizations use AI to increase their competitiveness?
  • What ethical challenges exist in incorporating AI systems?


11:30-12:00 pm
Fireside Chat

12:00-1:00 pm
Lunch

1:00-1:15 pm
Keynote presentation

1:15-2:30 pm
Session 3 - Humans Disrupted: Skills, Training, and Leadership in the Future Workplace
In any job a worker performs many different tasks. While some of these tasks are vulnerable to automation, many are not. What are the jobs that are really at risk? How will increased collaboration between humans and machines work? What human roles and skills will disappear and what new ones are on the horizon? What impact will the AI revolution have on how we prepare the next generation for the future of work? What will educators and business leaders need to do to retrain the existing workforce?

2:30-3:00 pm
Public Policy Debate

3:00-3:30 pm
Break

3:30-3:45 pm
Keynote presentation

3:45-4:30 pm
Session 4 – Reinventing Work: Industries & Jobs of the Future

Eye-catching headlines and the more popular narrative focuses on job elimination due to technology. However, clear historical evidence indicates that technology disruption eventually creates more jobs than it destroys. We infrequently read about this perspective in the news, because envisioning the future of work is difficult. How can we predict what jobs will be created? How many will there be? What payscale will be associated with them? What new industries have we not even imagined yet? The experts in this panel will share their vision for what the future of work will bring.

4:30 pm
Closing Remarks


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