On Monday, October 26, Brookings will host a forum and webcast to explore the impact of robots, artificial intelligence, and machine learning on the workforce and the provision of benefits traditionally supplied by—or in conjunction with—employers. A panel of experts will discuss the social impacts of the upcoming robotic revolution and the influence of greater technological advancements on the way humans work and live. Panelists include Brookings’ Darrell M. West, Second Avenue Partners’ Nick Hanauer, and Basic Income Action’s Scott Santens.
If society needs fewer workers due to automation and robotics, how will social benefits be delivered? Will those outside the workforce for a lengthy period of time be able to obtain health care, pensions, and other forms of social insurance?
What: Brookings event and webcast – How robotics will affect the availability of employment and social benefits
When: Monday, October 26, 2015 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. EDT
Where: The Brookings Institution, Falk Auditorium, 1775 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington, DC
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