Distinguished speaker discusses economic impact of automation
Christina Como, ECE ILLINOIS
9/26/2017 5:08:01 PM
With the rapid advance of AI and deep learning, automation continues to impact workforce skills and requirements. While routine jobs will be the first to be replaced by machines, even highly-paid, skilled workers may not escape replacement. In his lecture, Vardi reaffirmed the imminence of the technological revolution and debated the two schools of economic thought on the potential consequences of automation: will advanced technology decimate human necessity in the workforce and result in mass unemployment, or, just as the industrial revolution replaced the hoe with the computer keyboard, will it generate an entirely new scope of careers?
Videos of other speakers at the Distinguished Colloquium are collected in a YouTube playlist.