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Oct 26, 2015  

How robotics will affect the availability of employment and social benefits

October 26, 2015 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EDT

Falk Auditorium
1775 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
Washington DC



The modern workforce is changing in response to rapidly emerging technological innovation. Technology, long seen as a driver of economic growth, is replacing workers in many fields. This raises questions about the economic and social effects of innovation.  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?

On October 26, the Center for Technology Innovation at Brookings will host a forum 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.

After the session, panelists will take audience questions.

Twitter: Join the conversation on Twitter at #robotwork and @BrookingsGov

Darrell M. West - Vice President and Director, Governance Studies; Founding Director, Center for Technology Innovation

David Hanson - Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Hanson Robotics

Nick Hanauer - Co-founder and Partner, Second Avenue Partners

Scott Santens - IEET Contributor, Writer and Advocate for Basic Income

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