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VIRTUAL LECTURE: The Future of Work: Where Will It Come From?
with David Autor
The nature of work has changed fundamentally over the past four decades, and the growth of AI (Artificial Intelligence) will accelerate this change. This poses both potential challenges such as job loss, but also opportunity to address failings in the current employment landscape. Where will new jobs come from, how confident can we be that they will emerge, and what can we do to ensure that this happens? How we can collectively shape technology, policies, and institutions to augment workers, raise productivity, and address society’s most pressing problems?"
David Autor is Ford Professor in the MIT Department of Economics, co-director of the NBER Labor Studies Program, and co-leader of both the MIT Work of the Future Task Force and the JPAL Work of the Future experimental initiative. His scholarship explores the labor-market impacts of technological change and globalization on job polarization, skill demands, earnings levels and inequality, and electoral outcomes.