Roundtable discussion focusing on automation in the workplace
Will the rise of automation displace humans in the workplace? The Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy will explore this question during an upcoming roundtable discussion.
“The Loss of Humans in the Workplace” will be held at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6 in the O’Hare Academic Building, Room 242.
According to a Pew research study, robots and digital agents are expected to displace significant numbers of blue- and white-collar workers, potentially leading to vast increases in income inequality and unemployment. A McKinsey report noted that 30 percent of work activities could be automated by 2030, affecting up to 375 million workers worldwide.
Join moderators Arlene Nicholas and Samuel Sacco from the Department of Business Studies and Economics to discuss the responsibility of organizations, policies and societies to plan for this challenge.
Roundtable discussions are open to Salve Regina students, faculty and staff. The Pell Center provides a free lunch. As space is limited, those interested in attending are asked to RSVP to (401) 341-2927 or firstname.lastname@example.org.