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Robots, algorithms and the future of work

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05 November 2019
10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Museum of Science and Industry
Liverpool Road
M3 4FP


This roundtable brings together five speakers from across national boundaries, disciplines and professions, all of them asking themselves what kind of future should we prepare for, or fight against, in an age where algorithms, robots and artificial technology increasingly colonise the nature of our work.

We will trace the common threads and divergences in challenges from the incorporation of AI to the running of the NHS to arguments for and against the “uberisation” of more and more professions and trades. What new, or revamped, notions of transparency, precision or objectivity are emerging through these technologies? What sense do they make when confronted with complex issues of work management, ethics, accountability and responsibility? Should we use these technologies to measure, judge, sanction or complement our work? How do governments and the public sector see their role with respect to these technologies? How can younger generations imagine their own work futures and how should we protect them, if at all?

This event will be open to the general public and we are eager to discuss these issues with our audience! It will be a relaxed, jargon-free environment, and the entire second half will be open for an informal Q&A.

Book your place for free, here.