January 21, 2019

Davos 2019 – Future of work

Workforce Transformation

Thursday, January 24, 2019, 16:00 – 17:30

Digitalisation is creating new types of economic disruption. In part, this reflects the fact that as computers get more powerful, companies have less need for some kinds of workers. Even as it races ahead, technological progress may leave some people – perhaps even a lot of people – behind. What does this mean for the modern working life? What jobs will AI augment, and which will it replace entirely? What are the organisational challenges for companies in this new world? How can companies, NGOs and governments help workers make the transition as machines do more of the routine cognitive work previously done by humans?