GC2017 program det
I, Worker: Employment in the Age of Robots
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 / 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Wilshire Ballroom

Caroline Fairchild, Senior Editor, LinkedIn

Roy Bahat, Head, Bloomberg Beta
Jacqui Canney, Executive Vice President, Global People Division, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Aaron Levie, CEO, Box
Anne-Marie Slaughter, President and CEO, New America; Bert G. Kerstetter '66 University Professor Emerita of Politics and International Affairs, Princeton University

It's no secret that robots and artificial intelligence are replacing people in the workforce. However, technologists, economists and futurists disagree on what comes next. Some jobs will become obsolete, it's clear, while others will be enhanced by new technologies. There are predictions that half of the jobs in the U.S. will disappear, while other forecasts put the loss at less than 10 percent.

  • What can be done to prepare for this transition?
  • What skills and jobs will be relevant?
  • What effects will the aging workforce have on the future?