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Are Robots Coming for Your Job?
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?
|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