Institute for Policy and Engagement

Science Public Lecture October

Microsoft Teams
Thursday 21st October 2021 (18:00-19:00)

Charlotte Lee (Operations and Projects Manager)


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Will a robot take my job? Intelligence and the future of work

Part of the Science Public Lecture Series: A public lecture by Dr Colin Johnson 

About this event

A new industrial revolution is upon us, as intelligent machines take the place of humans across the economy. The impact of this could be vast - from increasingly sophisticated robots carrying out manual work, to artificial intelligence doing work in the law and accounting, through to robots working in the most human of jobs such as health and social care.

This talk will examine whether the hype around AI is justified, which areas of work this will revolutionise, and which jobs will be untouched.

Furthermore, we will discuss how the structure of the workplace and management will need to change, and where legal responsibility will sit in cases of error, harm of negligence. Of course, this revolution will not happen in a vacuum - in the final part of the talk we will consider how the economy and politics will need to change to cope with one of the most disruptive changes of the 21st century.

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