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Chew on This: Will Machines Replace Us?

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Indianapolis, Indiana

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When was the last time you spoke to a teller at your bank? To a travel agent? When you go to the grocery store, how often do you have an actual cashier check you out? We see the effects of automation all around us, from service and manufacturing, to the legal profession and trucking. Though only 6% of adults report losing hours or a job to automation, according to the Pew Research Center, another report by McKinsey Global predicts that 400 million jobs will be displaced by automation by 2030.

There’s no doubt that artificial intelligence and robotics are relieving workers of some kinds of repetitive, tedious and maybe even back-breaking labor. What may be less clear is what new jobs will arrive to provide income and a sense of purpose for those displaced by technology. Can new jobs be generated to replace those that are displaced? Is automation safe? Can we imagine income without work—and if so, what will we do with all this new free time?

Join Indiana Humanities on Wednesday, Sept.12 as we ask the question “Will Machines Replace Us?” during a special Quantum Leap-themed Chew on This. Sign up for one of seven locations around the state, where you’ll share a meal and a fun yet in-depth conversation with other curious Hoosiers. Each table will be led by an expert facilitator, someone who grapples with questions about the risks and rewards afforded by automation. Your ticket price includes your meal and an unforgettably rich experience.



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Conversations will take place at different locations around Indiana, all at 6:30 p.m. local time. When selecting your ticket, please pay careful attention to the restaurant cuisine, your dietary preferences/restrictions (vegetarian, vegan, etc.), as well as your preferred facilitator. Your ticket will serve as your entrance to the restaurant. Your ticket price includes a meal, non-alcoholic drink, and tax and tip at one of the locations.

About Quantum Leap
Quantum Leap explores and celebrates the spirit of possibility and problem-solving that occurs when we bridge the humanities with science, technology, engineering, math and medicine.
www.IndianaHumanities.org/QuantumLeap

About Indiana Humanities
Indiana Humanities connects people, opens minds and enriches lives by creating and facilitating programs that encourage Hoosiers to think, read and talk.
www.IndianaHumanities.org

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