In recent years, structural changes in the labor market, skyrocketing inequality, and rapid technological innovation have sparked renewed debate and speculation about the future of capitalism and the future of work itself. This conference features leading scholars, journalists and activists’ perspectives on these issues.
The day is structured to engage three key debates:
- The impact of technological innovation, especially robots and artificial intelligence, on workers and on the labor market
- The vast increase in capacity for surveillance and data collection by high-tech firms and its implications for daily life as well as for the workplace
- The impact of the ecological crisis and the political failure to address it for the future of capitalism and the future of work.
The conference is free and open to the public. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided, and there will be a reception at the close of the proceedings. For more information and to register, go here.