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Are Robots Coming for Your Job?

February 10, 2020

Preston Auditorium, World Bank Headquarters, Washington D.C.

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Robots, AI and other technological advances are partly responsible for the loss of manufacturing jobs in advanced countries.  Many more types of jobs are expected to be affected in the future.  What can workers in developing countries expect?  So far, new technologies have facilitated offshoring of jobs to follower countries.  However, as robots become cheaper, will they begin to compete with workers in these countries?  What skills will developing country workers need to participate in the 21st century economy? 

FULL AGENDA

10:00am Setting the Stage: Workplace Automation
  Keynote Speech: Ceyla Pazarbasioglu, Vice President, EFI, World Bank Group
10:10am - 10:35am Are Robots Replacing Workers?
10:10am Lighting Talk: Bill Maloney, Chief Economist, EFI, World Bank
10:15am Lighting Talk: Mary Hallward-Driemeier, Senior Economic Advisor, EFI, World Bank
10:20am Panel Discussion: Bill Maloney, Mary Hallward-Driemeier, Aart Kraay
10:35am - 11:07am Does Automation in Rich Countries Hurt Developing Ones?
10:37am Lighting Talk: Bob Rijkers, Senior Economist, World Bank
10:42am Lighting Talk: Hernan Winkler, Senior Economist, World Bank
10:48am Panel Discussion: Bob Rijkers, Hernan Winkler, Caroline Freund
11:07am - 12:00pm Panel Discussion: New Technologies and the Future of Work
 

Amy Wright, IBM

Susan Lund, McKinsey Global Institute, McKinsey & Company

Lynn Wu, Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania

Robert Aktinson President, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation

Moderator: Noreyana Fernando, World Bank Group

Speakers

Vice President, Equitable Growth, Finance and Institutions, World Bank Group

Partner, McKinsey & Company

Partner, McKinsey & Company

Chief Economist, Equitable Growth, Finance and Institutions, World Bank Group

Chief Economist, Equitable Growth, Finance and Institutions, World Bank Group

Managing Partner for Talent & Transformation, Global Business Services at IBM

Managing Partner for Talent & Transformation, Global Business Services at IBM

Senior Economic Advisor, Equitable Growth, Finance, and Institutions, World Bank Group

Assistant Professor of Operations, Information and Decisions, Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania

Senior Economist for Human Development, World Bank

President, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation

Senior Economist for Trade and International Integration, World Bank

Senior Economist for Trade and International Integration, World Bank

Director, Development Research Group, World Bank

Director, Development Research Group, World Bank

Global Director for Trade, Investment, and Competitiveness, World Bank Group

Global Director for Trade, Investment, and Competitiveness, World Bank Group