Published on: 2017-04-05
This talk is a part of the HKUST IEMS & IPP – EY Hong Kong Emerging Market Insights Series. It is presented by HKUST IEMS with support by Institute for Public Policy and EY. Find out about past events in the series here.
Will the next AlphaGo beat you at your job?
Will artificial intelligence overwhelm companies that rely on human decision-makers?
Or is the concern over robots and automation largely media hype?
This talk will offer evidence-driven insights about the on-going and likely future effects of the “robo-lution” on the global economy.
Prof Richard Freeman (Harvard) holds the Herbert Ascherman Chair in Economics at Harvard University. He is Faculty Co-Director of the Labor and Worklife Program at the Harvard Law School, and Senior Research Fellow in Labour Markets at the London School of Economics Centre for Economic Performance. He directs the Sloan Science Engineering Workforce Projects at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), and is Co-Director of the Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities.
Prof Freeman has made many influential contributions to research in labor economics, including his work arguing “who owns the robots rules the world”.
Prof Naubahar Sharif (HKUST) is Associate Professor of Social Science at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and Faculty Associate of HKUST Institute for Emerging Market Studies. His research interests include the innovation-related linkages in Hong Kong, and between Hong Kong and Guangdong Province. He also consulted for the Innovation and Technology Commission (ITC), HKSAR Government from 2006 to 2010.
Prof Albert Park is a development and labor economist who is an expert on China’s economic development. He is Director of HKUST IEMS, Chair Professor of Social Science, Professor of Economics, and Senior Fellow of the Jockey Club Institute for Advanced Study at HKUST. His research and commentary has appeared in the Economist, New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, BBC, CNN, Bloomberg, Freakonomics, and NPR.
Future of Jobs
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