Read this new research brief by Professor John Leonard, Professor David Mindell, and PhD candidate Erik Stayton.
Read this new research brief by Professor Thomas Kochan.
Read this new paper by David Autor and Elisabeth Reynolds for The Hamilton project.
View a round-up of COVID-19 viewpoints from the Work of the Future Task Force.
Training the ‘Workforce of the Future’: Insights from Work-Based Higher Education Programs in Germany and the United States
In the face of rapid technological change, industrialized economies around the world share concerns about a growing mismatch between employers’ needs and workers’ skills.
The remarkable progression of innovations that imbue machines with human and superhuman capabilities is generating significant uncertainty and deep anxiety about the future of work. Whether and how our current period of technological disruption differs from prior industrial epochs is a source of vigorous debate. But there is no question that we face an urgent sense of collective concern about how to harness these technological innovations for social benefit. To meet this challenge, the Institute launched the MIT Task Force on the Work of the Future in spring 2018.
The Task Force’s mandate is to address three questions:
How are emerging technologies transforming the nature of human work and the set of skills that enable humans to thrive in the digital economy?
How can we shape and catalyze technological innovation to complement and augment human potential?
How can our civic institutions ensure that the gains from these emerging innovations contribute to equality of opportunity, social inclusion, and shared prosperity?
The MIT Work of the Future Task Force thanks the following organizations for their collaboration and support.