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Join Professor Joseph E. Stiglitz, Nobel laureate in economics and professor at Columbia University, to discuss how AI might affect work and working life, and how its benefits might be shared across society.


Join Professor Joseph E. Stiglitz, Nobel Laureate in economics and professor at Columbia University, to discuss how AI might affect work and working life, and how its benefits might be shared (or not) across society.

AI already supports many of the products and services we interact with on a daily basis, and technological advances are creating systems that can perform increasingly sophisticated tasks. Alongside these advances, come questions about the impact of AI on work and working life, and its implications for society. Will AI systems replace people in the workplace? How might these technologies affect how, where, and why we work? And how might this influence social inequalities?

In the fifth discussion of the You and AI series, Professor Joseph E. Stiglitz will explore the implications of AI for your work and inequality, considering how we can share the benefits of these technologies across society. Professor Diane Coyle CBE, celebrated economist and professor of Public Policy at the University of Cambridge, will share her thoughts before joining Professor Stiglitz for what promises to be a lively question and answer discussion.

This is an unparalleled opportunity for you to contribute to the conversation about this technology and the way it is becoming ingrained in every part of our lives.

Please note: this is event is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. We recommend arriving early as we anticipate it to be very popular and can not guarantee admission.

The You and AI series will culminate in two finale events in late 2018 in Manchester and London where Professor Jim Al-Khalili OBE FRS and Professor Brian Cox OBE FRS respectively will lead a public debate about these topics and issues. The events will be held on the 28 October 2018 (Manchester) and 11 December 2018 (London) and tickets will go on sale shortly. More details to follow.

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  • Live subtitles will be available
  • British Sign Language interpretation will be available on request. Please let the Events Team know if you plan to attend at least two weeks before the event
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The Royal Society’s aim is to make its events accessible to as many people as possible. This is why our events are free and offered on a first-come, first-served basis. 

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