MINT120 | Autumn | 3 ECTS

Artificial Intelligence and The Future of Work

November 29 & 30 Friday from 12:15, Saturday from 9 Machine learning and other forms of artificial intelligence stand to transform the world in remarkable and unpredictable ways – some that are desirable and others that are not. From delivering better language translation services, enabling new ways to produce goods or powering dramatic shifts in transportation and energy systems, the transformative powers of artificial intelligence will have a dramatic impact on how we create, exchange and distribute value. Perhaps the most important channel for such transformations will occur in labor markets, as artificial intelligence shapes the future of work – and therefore the kind of societies we live in and value we deliver to one another. By looking at the major theoretical frameworks in economics and sociology, assessing the latest trends and exploring the capabilities of specific machine learning approaches, this course takes a “zoom-out, zoom-in” approach to appreciating how the most important general purpose technology of the Fourth Industrial Revolution can influence the demand, supply and quality of jobs, tasks, skills and work environments around the world. In doing so, it will bring students together to consider the practical ramifications of one of the 21st century’s most promising, and perhaps perilous, technologies – its impact on the future of work.