Will automation take away all our jobs? TEDx Oxford 2017 sponsored by Hedges

Dispute Resolution - 1 minute read

Automation is a hot topic in the legal profession. Certain jobs will eventually automated.  You might think this is bad news.  If jobs are automated, what will the people whose jobs are automated do?

David Autor’s hopeful talk offers a tantalising  view into the future job market!  He anticipates that as more jobs are automated, people will do work of greater value and creativity.  I wonder what jobs we will all being doing in 10, 20 or 50 years time?

Hedges are sponsoring TEDx Oxford 2017 which will bring together 12 speakers, including CEOs, entrepreneurs, professors, psychologists, writers, students, innovators and technologists to share their ideas on “X Changes Everything”.  

TEDx Oxford is on 5 February 2017 at the New Theatre Oxford starting at 10.30am. Tickets are on sale now at http://tedxoxford.co.uk/get-tickets/.  If you want to give up a lazy Sunday to listen in awe, watch with wonder, learn new things and be truly inspired book soon, tickets are selling out fast!

Here's a paradox you don't hear much about: despite a century of creating machines to do our work for us, the proportion of adults in the US with a job has consistently gone up for the past 125 years. Why hasn't human labor become redundant and our skills obsolete? In this talk about the future of work, economist David Autor addresses the question of why there are still so many jobs and comes up with a surprising, hopeful answer.