On May 4th, the Murphy Institute hosted a daylong conference to explore the ways in which structural changes in the labor market, skyrocketing inequality, and rapid technological innovation have sparked renewed debate and speculation about the future of capitalism and the future of work itself. Featuring leading scholars, journalists and activists’ perspectives on these issues, the day engaged three key debates:
- The impact of technological innovation, especially robots and artificial intelligence, on workers and on the labor market
- The vast increase in capacity for surveillance and data collection by high-tech firms and its implications for daily life as well as for the workplace
- The impact of the ecological crisis and the political failure to address it for the future of capitalism and the future of work.
Check out all three conversations below!