Howard T. McMyler Memorial Lecture
Why Are There Still So Many Jobs? The Past and Future of Workplace Automation
Sponsored by: Economics Department and the Howard T. McMyler Lecture Endowment Fund
Speaker(s): David H. Autor, PhD, MIT
Date & Time: Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016 from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
What implications does the growing power of artificial intelligence and robotics have for the American workforce of the future? Professor Autor will explore what we can learn about this important question by examining how machines have displaced human labor in past and present, particularly through the contemporary role played by computer technology in creating today's polarized labor market, marked by simultaneous growth in the both low-wage/low-skill jobs and high-wage/high-skill jobs. Professor Autor explores what the concept of polarization can and cannot explain about the contemporary labor market and what our current knowledge of the relationship between jobs and technology leads us to expect for the future.
Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to hear from one of the preeminent economists in the world!
A small reception will follow the event.
Tinkham Veale University Center
Kelvin & Eleanor Smith Foundation Ballroom
Attachment: McMyler Flyer with Autor
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