#GlobalChallenges Panel on Providing Decent Jobs for All – ODI

We invite you to join online to UK’s Overseas Development Institute’s #GlobalChallenges high-level panel conversation on the Future of Work with the focus on policy solutions to help female informal workers who face being left behind. Registration: To watch online, click here to reserve your spot today Time: 29 January 2018 from 11:00 – 12:30 GMT …

Blockchain: Unpacking the Disruptive Potential of Blockchain Technology for Human Development – IDRC

In the scramble to harness new technologies to propel innovation around the world, artificial intelligence, robotics, machine learning, and blockchain technologies are being explored and deployed in a wide variety of contexts globally. Although blockchain is one of the most hyped of these new technologies, it is also perhaps the least understood. Blockchain is the …

Considering the Taylor Review: Ways Forward for the Gig Economy

Image created by Katemangostar – Freepik.com This article was originally written by Vili Lehdonvirta and published on The Policy and Internet Blog of the University of Oxford.  Vili Lehdonvirta discusses the pros and cons of flexible working for individuals and the overall economy, and how his research team is creating estimates of the overall size …

Digital Skills in the EU Labour Market

© kantver / Fotolia Written by Monika Kiss, Information and communications technologies (ICT) play an increasingly important role in our professional and private lives, and digital competence is of growing importance for every individual. In the future, nearly all jobs will require digital skills. However, European Commission figures show that two fifths of the EU …

Automation, Women, and the Future of Work

In a newly published briefing paper, Becky Faith of the Institute of Development Studies explores how automation will change the world of work for women. The conversations about automation and the future of work often overlook gender, even though there are significant differences between men and women in employment rates, types of professions, barriers to …

Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Work: An Interview with Moshe Vardi

This article was originally written by Tucker Davey and published on the Future of Life institute website on June 14, 2017. “The future of work is now,” says Moshe Vardi. “The impact of technology on labor has become clearer and clearer by the day.” Machines have already automated millions of routine, working-class jobs in manufacturing. …

The Zombie Robot Argument Lurches On: There is No Evidence That Automation Leads to Joblessness or Inequality

Image by Lance Ulanoff This Press Release was originally published on the EPI website on May 24, 2017. In The zombie robot argument lurches on, EPI President Lawrence Mishel and Research Director Josh Bivens challenge the popular media narrative that the pace of automation is increasing, and that it will lead to overall joblessness and …

Guy Ryder announces “Digital Skills for Decent Jobs for Youth” Campaign

GENEVA (ILO News) – Digital disruptions are untapping the power of technology and unleashing economic value across countries and sectors. They are creating employment opportunities that increasingly rely on the digital skills available, the labour intensiveness of digital technologies, and the environmental factors that support digital entrepreneurship and industry-related supply chain development. The steady pace …

Whose job is it to take out the digital trash?

This blog was syndicated with permission from the ILO Work in Progress Blog, and was originally written by Dorothea Hoehtker.  How do Facebook, Instagram and other social media sites protect you, the consumer, from disturbing content on the web? Many of us think our computers’ sophisticated algorithms perform such constant editing, but algorithms are not able …