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Labor in the Era of Artificial Intelligence

  • Ritz-Carlton San Francisco 600 Stockton Street San Francisco, CA, 94108 United States (map)

A Tale of Two Classes

A Tale of Two Classes: Labor in the Era of Artificial Intelligence, features Founding General Partners, Bill Malloy and Brian Nugent. Together, they led a thought provoking conversation with panelists Yaad Oren, Technical Advisor at and serial entrepreneur and the primary inventor of the technology behind Apple’s Siri, Babak Hodjat, CEO and Co-Founder at Sentient. Together, they discussed how AI-driven automation will transform the economy over the coming years and decades. The challenge for investors, founders and policymakers will be to update, strengthen, and adapt our policies and our thinking, to respond to the economic effects of AI. Beyond the hype, there are very real reasons to be concerned about the future of work in the age of artificial intelligence.

  • What sectors/industries/jobs are most at risk? What does a future without the need for much human input look like?

  • Is the workforce bifurcating into two classes, a class of highly paid and highly skilled “alphas”, and a class of low-paid and low-skilled “betas”?

  • How do we make more work into creative work? And how do we design new approaches to learning and education so that the students and workers have the resources to evolve alongside technology?


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