Automation and the UK labour market: Jobs in the 4IR
This event will take place in Parliament on 5 June 2018 (14:30-16:00) in the Atlee Suite, Portcullis House
Over the next five years, new products and services harnessing artificial intelligence (AI) and advanced robotics will continue to transform industries across every sector of the economy.
This will make it possible to automate a whole range of tasks formerly resistant to technological change. Some fear that this will mean mass unemployment in industries like transport and logistics due to driverless vehicles, while others talk about lawyers and doctors basing decisions on analysis performed by AI – people working alongside machines rather than being replaced by them.
In the context of this widely anticipated surge in automation, our panellists will be asked to consider how the UK labour market is changing as a result of new technologies and business models.
The discussion will focus on:
The panel will consist of: