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Artificial Intelligence, the Precariat and the Future of Work

Artificial Intelligence, the Precariat and the Future of Work

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About this Event

22 Nov 2017 @ 12:45

About the Speech:

Advances in artificial intelligence mean that several forms of employment, once perceived to be secure, are now at risk of automation or elimination. The ability to analyse large volumes of text, for example, was thought to be the exclusive preserve of humans until quite recently, but can now be performed by machines. Similar improvements in object recognition technology mean autonomous transportation is now also a near term prospect.

While such advances are likely to lead to increased efficiencies and lowered costs, the rate of technological change threatens to outpace the ability of the labour market to keep pace with these developments.  

How extensive are the risks? How should policymakers respond? Is upskilling the solution, or should more radical ideas such as a universal basic income or a robot tax be considered?

 

About the Speaker:

Anne Heraty is CEO and founder of Cpl Resources plc., Ireland’s leading employment services company.  Anne was winner of the 2006 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, and has been a member of the Entrepreneur of the Year Awards judging panel since 2007.

Anne holds a BA degree in Mathematics and Economics from UCD.  She lives in Dublin with her husband and two children.

 

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