Discussing the future of work and intelligent tools and systems with Mistletoe Inc.

September 28, 2018

Tuesday, March 13 | 11:00am-4:00pm UC Berkeley, Faculty Club Minor Ln, Berkeley, CA 94720

The age of intelligent tools and computation-intensive automation of manufacturing and services is upon us. The rapid development and uptake of intelligent, self-learning systems has begun to automate tasks associated with blue-collar jobs as well as less routine tasks related to knowledge work. With these fast-paced technological advancements happening all around us, what does the future of work look like in a new era of machine intelligence? On the one hand, many predict a dystopian outcome where jobs are lost and workers are displaced. On the other hand, intelligent tools can generate new employment, augment skills, and create a more just and equal society. During this workshop, we will discuss both the possibilities and limitations of intelligent tools, and how we might directly influence and shape technology, how technology is deployed, and how the benefits of technology are shared. Background on Mistletoe Inc. and Taizo Son are attached separately.