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AI and the Work of the Future Congress

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The Work of the Future Event of the Year.

“We must proactively and thoughtfully reinvent the future of work."

- L. Rafael Reif, President of MIT

The MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL), MIT Work of the Future (WOTF), MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy (IDE) present the MIT AI & the Work of the Future Congress.

The AI age is here, transforming work and the skills required for humans to thrive. Join us as we gather leading academics, business leaders, entrepreneurs, education and labor leaders, and policy makers to explore the impact and future trends of technological disruption, rethink the nature of work, and chart a course for catalyzing innovation for inclusion and economic opportunity for all.

Join MIT on November 21 to explore, rethink, and chart a course for the work of the future.

The remarkable progression of technological innovation is ushering in a new era of unprecedented health, convenience, and prosperity. But the machines imbued with human and superhuman capabilities also bring a flood of collective uncertainty and anxiety about the impact on work and economies. How can we create a future of work that complements and augments human potential while contributing to shared economic prosperity?

To help us understand and meet this grand challenge, three of MIT’s most innovative, future-focused initiatives have joined forces to present the MIT AI & the Work of the Future Congress. This year’s Congress will convene the leaders and visionaries on the front line that are:

  • Rigorously measuring technological impact on enterprises, governments, and societies
  • Generating solutions for organizations and policymakers that are working today
  • Crafting strategies and guidelines for the future

MIT believes the challenge of building an equitable and prosperous future of work is an urgent imperative. The question we should be asking ourselves at this historic moment isn’t “what is technology going to do to our economy and society,” but rather “what will we do with technology?” Audience participation and break out sessions will be available.

Don’t miss the opportunity to meet the leaders reinventing the work of the future and to engage in this important conversation.

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Continue the conversation on November 22

Participants in last year’s Congress provided feedback that they want to play an active role in crafting a future where innovation, inclusion, and economic opportunity is a possibility for everyone – and we heard you!

On November 22, we’re offering the inaugural AI and the Work of the Future Unconference Workshop at MIT. Join us for an impactful day two as we harness key insights from the Congress combined with your questions and ideas to formulate creative, actionable solutions. We want to tap your perspective, expertise, and ideas to create a unique and powerful solution space that amplifies and facilitates the AI and the work of the future-driven conversations that matter most to you and your organization. Unconference Workshop findings will result in a published MIT report that will be shared with academics, policymakers, future of work entrepreneurs, and the public.

What is an Unconference?
An unconference removes pre-defined, specific topics or speakers, empowering participants to derive the topics, and then become the speakers in a breakout format. The notion of offering an unconference was borne at last year’s AI and the Work of the Future Congress where attendees requested the opportunity to have more discussion around the ideas presented. Learn more about what’s in store here: How ‘Unconferences’ Unleash Innovative Ideas.

What are the themes and challenges of the Unconference Workshop?
We propose the following high-level themes as a starting point, based on the primary sessions of the Day 1 Congress on Nov. 21. However, to be true to the spirit of the Unconference Workshop, discussion topics will be chosen based on ideas presented and voted upon live at the Unconference Workshop.

  • How do we dispel the myths of technology and the impact on work?
  • How do we integrate new technology into jobs, tasks, and skills?
  • How do we harness education to promote human capital development?
  • What public policy levers should be implemented to impact people, places, and institutions?

Output
Unconference Workshop organizers will prepare a summary of each breakout, including the three key action items from each session, and generate a report that will be shared publicly and posted on the Congress website. MIT faculty and researchers — including Erik Brynjolfsson, Andrew McAfee, Liz Reynolds, and Katie Bach — plus MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge Global Finalists and Winners, will be at the event and ready to be inspired by your ideas and implement them into their work. All attendees will be provided with interactive Klik Badges that will be utilized for surveys and priority voting.

Don’t miss this opportunity to actively help MIT chart a course for catalyzing innovation for inclusion and economic opportunity for all!

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