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Work and Income in the Age of AI & Robots
Tue 16 May 2017, 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM HKT
Will the next AlphaGo beat you at your job?
Will artificial intelligenc overwhelm companies that rely on human decision-makers?
Or is the concern over robots and automation largely media hype?
Prof Richard Freeman (Harvard) will discuss evidence-driven insights about the on-going and likely future effects of the "robo-lution" on the global economy.
This event is part of the HKUST IEMS & IPP – EY Hong Kong Emerging Market Insights Series.
Richard B. Freeman holds the Herbert Ascherman Chair in Economics at Harvard University. He is Faculty Co-Director of the Labor and Worklife Program at the Harvard Law School, and Senior Research Fellow in Labour Markets at the London School of Economics Centre for Economic Performance. He directs the Sloan Science Engineering Workforce Projects at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), and is Co-Director of the Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities.
Prof Freeman has made many influential contributions to research in labor economics, including his work arguing "who owns the robots rules the world".
More about the event at http://iems.ust.hk/insights.
[Past Event] Can Robots Save Dongguan? Barriers and Incentives to Automation in World's Factory by Huang Yu