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About the MIT Task Force on the Work of the Future

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 Questions We're Tackling

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?

Project Funders

The MIT Work of the Future Task Force thanks the following organizations for their collaboration and support.

Ford Foundation

The Ford Foundation believes in the inherent dignity of all people. But around the world, too many people are excluded from the political, economic, and social institutions that shape their lives.

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Google.org

Google.org brings the best of Google to help solve some of humanity’s biggest challenges — combining funding, innovation, and technical expertise to support underserved communities and provide opportunity for everyone.

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The Joyce Family Foundation

The Joyce Family Foundation is dedicated to supporting the social, economic and emotional well-being of children and youth by empowering them to develop into healthy, confident, independent contributors to Canadian society.

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Lumina Foundation

Lumina Foundation works in partnership with education and business leaders, civil rights organizations, policymakers, and individuals who want to reimagine how and where learning occurs.

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Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation

The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation is a
grantmaking organization dedicated primarily to sustained investment in the quality of life of the
people of Southeast Michigan and Western New York.

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Schmidt Futures
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Siegel Family Endowment

The Siegel Family Endowment is focused on understanding and shaping the impact of technology on society

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