Politics in the Pub is back, and this month the topic is the largely unknown future of human work in an age of robotics, AI and automation
Former senior economic adviser to former prime minister Kevin Rudd, Andrew Charlton, is the guest speaker at the Court House Hotel in Mullumbimby on Wednesday August 22, from 6.30–8.30pm.
Dr Charlton asks, ‘What will the future of human work look like?’
‘As machines become more sophisticated, their capability to do human tasks is increasing and human work will change.
‘What tasks (if any) will be left for humans? What will be the impacts if the social benefits delivered through jobs are no longer there?
‘If people are outside the workforce for a lengthy period of time, how will they earn a living, get healthcare and social benefits?
‘How are ethical decisions made in programming robots to replace humans and, what skills will humans need to succeed in a future increasingly dominated by machines?’
Dr Charlton will speak about the adaptation challenges and opportunities for individuals, businesses, societies and governments as he addresses these questions.