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AI and the future of work - 22 Nov 2019

While we cannot know exactly how digital technologies will reshape our lives and society, we can be certain that this shift will be faster than ever before, that it will happen on a global scale, and that it will fundamentally affect how we work in the future.

Historically, technological revolutions have repeatedly transformed society, often in unexpected ways. Society as we know it today, with radically improved health, wealth and life expectancy in most parts of the world is increasingly shaped by the development and use of digital technologies.

However, prior technological revolutions have led not only to the reshaping of work, of societal structures and of norms, but also to social unrest. Digital technologies in general, and artificial intelligence in particular, can currently be understood as a double-edged sword. They promise a future of ubiquitously available, efficient and attentive societal and commercial services, but they are also identified as a potential major force in societal transformation, and social upheaval, in our near future.

What are the broader implications of this rapid technological revolution on work, for the individual, for organizations, and for society? Welcome to an engaging afternoon of conversations about challenges, opportunities, and necessary action, as we jointly make sense of, address, and live through this rapid technological shift.

Key note speakers

Amy Loutfi (Ph.D), Professor of Information Technology, Örebro University.

Amy is professor and Pro-vice-chancellor of Artificial Intelligence at Örebro University. She is also the Head of the Center for Applied Autonomous Sensor Systems (AASS) and the Machine Perception and Interaction Lab.

Carl Benedikt Frey (Ph.D), Director, Future of Work Programme, University of Oxford.

Carl is Oxford Martin Citi Fellow at Oxford University where he directs the programme on the Future of Work at the Oxford Martin School. He is author of The Technology Trap: Capital, Labor and Power in the Age of Automation


Caroline Berg, Chair Axel Johnsson AB
Jacob Wallenberg, Chair Investor AB
Caroline Söder, CEO Trygghetsfonden TSL
Åsa Zetterberg, Förbundsdirektör IT&Telekomföretagen