Socia Science on: the future of work

This event is in collaboration with the Campaign for Social Science is part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science.

Will robots replace us all? With increasing automation, our digital economy, political uncertainty and the challenges that come from changing demographics, the nature of work is changing.

Last year the World Economic Forum released a report on the future of work, ‘finding that the rise of machines, robots and algorithms could create double the jobs they destroy in the next decade’. Yet in March 2019 findings from the Office for National Statistics indicated automation threatens 1.5 million workers in Britain. Conflicting reports can be found throughout the traditional news media. While these issues are complex they require greater clarity; something that social science researchers can help bring to an informed public debate.

Join us as we discuss the future world of work and explore the role that social science has in helping us address these issues.

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