The Global Commission on the Future of Work Wants Your Thoughts – Part I

To commemorate the two year anniversary of the inauguration of the ILO’s Future of Work Centenary Initiative, all member countries were invited to engage in the Future of Work centenary conversations. Over 110 countries participated in the dialogues, which included feedback from expert panels. As part of the centenary initiative, the ILO formed an independent …

The Social and Solidarity Economy & The Technology of the Future: Threat or Hope?

Below is the keynote speech by Mr Vic van Vuuren, Director of Enterprises Department at the ILO at this year’s Unicoop Florence Annual Convention, in which the theme was “The Technology of the Future: Threat or Hope?”. In his talk, van Vuuren suggests that “in the transition to the platform economy and gig economy workers …

“The Future of Learning and Technology in Deprived Contexts”: A Report for Save the Children International

It was an enormous privilege to work with David Hollow, Meghan Brugha and Mark Weber last year on a report for Save the Children International about the future of learning and technology in deprived contexts.  I am delighted that this has now been published in a slightly abridged version (available online here), and this post provides …

New Technology: Destroyer or Creator of Jobs? – EuroNews

In case you missed it, EuroNews’ Denis Loctier @Loctier placed the spotlight on debate on whether machines are going to take over our jobs. Watch this short ten-minute documentary, made in partnership with the ILO, where EuroNews investigates the potential impacts of technological innovations might have on the world of work. The ILO View The …

AI for the Future of Work We Want @ AI on a Social Mission Conference

Last week, at the inaugural conference of AI on a Social Mission, organized by Alliance Impact Intelligence Artificielle (AIIA), in Montreal, Canada, I shared my views on the policies and legal implications of artificial intelligence on the world of work. Panel discussion on “Our Laws and Our AI” at the AI on a Social Mission …