Global Conference 2016
Jobs and Technology: Is Any Job Truly Safe?
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 / 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
As the world becomes more digitally connected, how we work and live is changing in ways unfathomable just a few decades ago. These changes carry great promise: better health, improved education for our children, more entertainment choices, less drudge work. At the same time, technology is creating economic disruption, with computers and robots taking over many of the jobs that humans used to do. Demand for the most creative, educated and entrepreneurial workers is on the rise, while middle managers and those with basic skills are finding themselves replaced by technology. Should workers be worried? Are the fears of technology taking over human jobs overblown? And what, if anything, can governments do to ensure that people -- especially those with basic skills -- have jobs? This panel will tackle the questions of just how much technological advances will affect the job market and what our employment future looks like. Some of their answers may surprise you.