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 intelligenc overwhelm companies that rely on human decision-makers?
Or is the concern over robots and automation largely media hype?
Prof Richard Freeman (Harvard) will discuss evidence-driven insights about the on-going and likely future effects of the “robo-lution” on the global economy.
About Richard B. Freeman
Richard B. Freeman 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”.
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