Dr. Daniel Susskind
Keynote session at 10:00 CEST on September 19th, 2023:
The Future of Work in the Age of AI
Our speaker, Dr. Daniel Susskind, is a Research Professor in Economics at King’s College London and a Senior Research Associate at the Institute for Ethics in Artificial Intelligence at Oxford University. His work explores the impact of technology, particularly AI, on work and society, and he is the author of the critically acclaimed and bestselling books The Future of the Professions and A World Without Work. His TED Talk, debunking three common myths about the future of work, has been viewed over 1.6 million times.
Previously, he worked in various roles in the British Government: as a policy advisor in the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit, a policy analyst in the Policy Unit in 10 Downing Street, and as a senior policy adviser in the Cabinet Office. Please give a warm welcome to Dr. Daniel Susskind.
Every day we hear of advances in AI, with new systems - from ChatGPT to DALL-E - taking on activities that, until recently, we thought only human beings alone could ever do: writing effective code and drafting compelling documents, designing beautiful buildings and diagnosing medical illnesses. What does all this progress mean for the future of work? It is one of the greatest questions of our time. And in this optimistic and pragmatic talk, Daniel Susskind explores what lies ahead, drawing on his best-selling books, The Future of the Professions and A World Without Work.