MIT’s Task Force on the Work of the Future has been providing perspectives, responding to media inquiries, and participating in virtual events to share viewpoints on the economy, government response, worker voice, and technological advancements.
Emerging technologies and policies can be leveraged toward a shared prosperity.
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?
Work of the Future Leadership
Leadership of the MIT Task Force on the Work of the Future includes Executive Director Elisabeth Reynolds and co-directors David Autor and David Mindell.
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