Working, Earning, Learning in the Age of Intelligent Tools

September 28, 2018

On November 29-Dec 1, 2017, the Stanford Silicon Valley-New Japan Project co-sponsored a symposium on “Working, Earning, and Learning in the Age of Intelligent Tools” at UC Berkeley. The conference was a joint production by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the Berkeley Roundtable on the International Economy, the UC Berkeley Center for Human-Compatible AI, the UC Berkeley Institute of European Studies, the UC Center for Information Technology Research in the Interests of Society, UC Davis Community and Regional Development Program, The American Jobs Project, the German Federal Ministry for Labor and Social Affairs, The German Academic Exchange Service, and the Stanford Silicon Valley-New Japan Project. This closed event brought together an interdisciplinary and international group of about 80 researchers from the fields of engineering and data science, economics, sociology, and political science, to explore the challenges we face in the age of intelligent tools and computation-intensive automation of manufacturing and services, and how we might find ways of working, earning, and learning that support the healthy development of our societies and economies and the humans who inhabit them, going forward.

See a list of speakers below. 


Paul Alivisatos, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost, UC Berkeley

Alexandre Bayen, Professor of EECS and Civil and Environmental Engineering and Director of the Institute of Transportation Studies, UC Berkeley

Annette Bernhardt, Director, Low-Wage Work Program, Center for Labor Research and Education; Senior Researcher, Institute for Researcher, Institute for Research on Labor and Employment

Michael Borrus, Founding Partner, XSeed Capital; Co-Founder, BRIE

Stijn Broecke, OECD, Senior Economist, Directorate of Employment, Labour and Social Affairs

Brad DeLong, Professor of Economics, UC Berkeley

Giovanni Dosi, Professor of Economics and Director of Institute of Economics, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna

Chris Edley, Distinguished Professor and former Dean of the UC Berkeley School of Law; Co-Founder and President, the Opportunity Institute

Stuart Feldman, Head of Schmidt Sciences, Schmidt Sciences

Ken Goldberg, William S. Floyd Jr. Distinguished Chair in Engineering, UC Berkeley; Chair and Professor, Industrial Engineering/Operations Research Department; Director of AUTOLAB and CITRIS “People and Robots” Initiative

Montserrat Gomendio, OECD Deputy Director, Directorate for Education and Skills, Head of the OECD Centre for Skills

Jennifer Granholm, Faculty Member at UC Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy; Senior Advisor, CITRIS; Former Governor of Michigan

Bjoern Hartmann, Associate Professor in EECS, Faculty Director of the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation, UC Berkeley

Stéphanie Jamet, OECD, Directorate for Education and Skills, Senior Economist

Phil Kaminsky, Professor of Industrial Engineering and Operations and Executive Associate Dean of the College of Engineering, UC Berkeley

Stephane Kasriel, CEO, Upwork

Martin Kenney, Distinguished Professor of Community and Regional Development, UC Davis

Helmut Krcmar, Chair of Information Systems, Department of Computer Science, Technische Universitat Munchen

Kenji Kushida, Research Scholar, Stanford University; Research Affiliate, BRIE

Mark Kvamme, Co-founder and Partner, Drive Capital

Susan Lund, Partner, Mckinsey Global Institute

Lenny Mendonca, Senior Partner Emeritus, Mckinsey

Niels Christina Nielsen, CEO World Refugee Schools

Mark Nitzberg, Executive Director of the Center for Human-Compatible Artificial Intelligence

Tim O’Reilly, CEO, O’Reilly Media

Lee Rainie, Pew Research Center, Director of Internet and Technology Research

Petri Rouvinen, Research Director, Research Institute of the Finnish Economy; CEO, Etlatieto

Shankar Sastry, Dean of the College of Engineering, UC Berkeley

Patrick Scaglia, Managing Partner, Blue Bear Ventures; Co-founder, CITRIS Foundry Accelerator

Stefano Scarpetta, OECD, Director, Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs

Hanne Shapiro, Business owner, Hanne Shapiro Futures

Andreas Schleicher, OECD, Director, Directorate of Education and Skills

Costas Spanos, Director CITRIS and the Banatao Institute, Distinguished Professor of EECS; Chief Technical Officer of the Berkeley Education Alliance for Research in Singapore, UC Berkeley

Mariagrazia Squicciarini, OECD, Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry, Senior Economist

Claire Tomlin, Charles A. Desoer Chair in the College of Engineering, Professor in EECS at UC Berkeley

Laura Tyson, Distinguished Professor of the Graduate School and Faculty Director of the Institute for Business & social Impact, UC Berkeley Haas School of Business; Chair, Blum Center for Developing Economies

Hal Varian, Chief Economist, Google

Mary Walshok, Dean of the University Extension and Associate Vice Chancellor for Public Programs, UC San Diego

Andrew Wyckoff, OECD, Director, Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation

Saadia Zahidi, Head of Education, Gender and Work; Member of the Executive Committee: World Economic Forum

John Zysman, Professor Emeritus, BRIE Founder/Co-Director, Convener- WITS University of California, Berkeley