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Artificial intelligence has the potential to revolutionize the way that we live and work. While some predict this could usher in a new wave of hi-tech jobs, others warn of widespread job losses. But what predictions should we trust? 

Will accountants and lawyers be replaced by algorithms, or will new technologies help them work faster and smarter? Will our smartphones replace a trip to the doctor, or simply free them up to spend more time with each of their patients? Are politicians out of a job? What can policymakers do now to prepare for an unpredictable future?

Join researchers and robots to unpick some of the assumptions that underpin predictions about how the world of work might change, and explore what we do – and don’t – know about the impact of AI on work.

Zeno the robot

This event is supported by Imperial College London and we will share the findings of a joint British Academy and Royal Society report on AI and work. 

Chair: Ian Sample, Guardian Science Editor 


  • Zeno the Robot
  • Robert Halfon MP, Chair of the Commons Education Select Committee
  • Professor Nick Jennings FREng, Vice-Provost (Research and Innovation) Imperial College London
  • Caroline Daniel, Brunswick Group 
  • Anna Thomas Founding Director, Institute for the Future of Work 
  • Dr Claire Craig, Chief Policy Officer, the Royal Society

Attending the event

  • Free to attend
  • No registration required

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