Why Are There Still So Many Jobs? The History and Future of Workplace Automation
Speaker: Dr. David Autor, Economist and Automation Expert, MIT
Why, despite two centuries of rapid automation, are there still so many jobs left in the world–and in rich countries in particular? Dr. David Autor, acclaimed MIT economist, researcher, and popular speaker will explore the history and future of workplace automation in this hour-long online event. David, who was most recently featured on the Freakonomics podcast and NPR, offers an optimistic and non-apocalyptic argument for why automation and artificial intelligence, far from making us irrelevant, will make our working and leisure lives more interesting, productive, and ultimately prosperous.