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Distinguished Lecture: An online event with Dr Daniel Susskind Event

Daniel Susskind
15:00 - 16:00
10 June 2020
An online event

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Event details

The WSI is delighted to partner with the newly relaunched University of Southampton Work Futures Research Centre (WFRC) to host a special online event with Dr Daniel Susskind, Balliol College, Oxford.

In this talk, Daniel will explore the future of work in the Age of Covid-19. Drawing on his best-selling books, The Future of the Professions (OUP, 2015), and A World Without Work (Allen Lane, 2020), he will explore the relationship between the Covid-19 crisis and the challenge of automation, set out the five stages that individuals and companies are likely to go through in recovering from this crisis, and provide advice on how to think about the months ahead.

Dr Daniel Susskind explores the impact of technology, particularly artificial intelligence, on work and society and is a Fellow in Economics at Balliol College, Oxford University, where he teaches and researches. Previously he worked in the British Government – as a policy adviser in the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit, as a policy analyst in the Policy Unit in 10 Downing Street, and as a senior policy adviser in the Cabinet Office. He was a Kennedy Scholar at Harvard University. 

WSI Executive Director and WFRC Founding Director, Professor Pauline Leonard says: “I’m very excited that Daniel Susskind has agreed to be the first speaker to give a WSI Distinguished Lecture online. As a leading commentator on the impact of technology on working lives, this couldn’t be more fitting, or timely. I encourage everyone interested in the impacts of Covid19, technology, and how the world of work will move on from these challenging times, to ‘join the debate.”

This event will take place via Zoom, all registered participants will be sent joining instructions a few days beforehand.



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