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Robots and Gigs

with Diane Coyle, Debra Howcroft, Matthew Taylor, Taha Yasseri and Sarah O’Connor (chair)

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Sat 18 November 2017

Robots and Gigs

with Diane Coyle, Debra Howcroft, Matthew Taylor, Taha Yasseri and Sarah O’Connor (chair)

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Sat 18 November 2017,

Most robots are not cute humanoids but machines automating production lines. Even Greggs’ pasties are made by industrial robots now. Is your job safe from robots? Or is the fear of automation just hype? Will there be jobs, but only of the most insecure and low-paid kind in the gig economy? Above all, what – if anything – should policymakers be doing to make sure humans have meaningful work and reasonable standards of living in the future?

Diane Coyle (University of Manchester), Debra Howcroft (Manchester Business School), Matthew Taylor (RSA) and Taha Yasseri (Oxford Internet Institute) discuss with chair Sarah O’Connor (Financial Times).

Bristol Festival of Economics is presented in association with

triodos-bank

The illustration is a detail of this year’s brochure cover by Alys Jones.

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