World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends for Women 2018 – ILO Global Snapshot

The past 20 years have witnessed some progress for women in the world of work and in terms of gender equality in society. Today, more women than ever before are both educated and participating in the labour market. RELATED: International Women’s Day 2018 #IDW2018 – UNWOMEN RELATED: International Women’s Day: Women in a Changing World …

Artificial Intelligence, Robots and the Future of Work – CBC

Front Cover Photo: Shutterstock This material comes from CBC Radio’s Ideas program and the documentaries were produced by CBC Radio. Click here to access the original article produced by Jill Eisen and Greg Kelly, first broadcast September 2017.  Listen to the full episode (54:00) AI and robots seem to be everywhere, handling more and more work, freeing humans up …

Platform Capitalism, Digital Technology and the Future of Work – CBC

Front Cover Photo: Shutterstock This material comes from CBC Radio’s Ideas program and the documentaries were produced by CBC Radio. Click here to access the original article produced by Jill Eisen and Greg Kelly, first broadcast September 2017.  Listen to the full episode (53:59) The biggest innovation in the world of work in the last decade has been the …

Less Work and More Leisure: Utopian Visions and the Future of Work – CBC

Front Cover Photo: Shutterstock This material comes from CBC Radio’s Ideas program and the documentaries were produced by CBC Radio. Click here to access the original article produced by Jill Eisen and Greg Kelly, first broadcast September 2017.  Listen to the full episode (54:00) The future of work has become one huge, nerve-wracking question mark. Technology was once believed …

Podcast: The Fourth Industrial Revolution and the Future of Work – WEF

This is episode 7 in a 10-part podcast series that will introduce listeners to the thinkers, entrepreneurs, and innovators who are already spotting the risks ahead, and seeking to guide humanity towards the land of ease and plenty that some believe is now within reach. Episode 7 – Work in the 4IR As advances in …

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 …

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 …

2017 in Review: AI & the Fair Distribution of the Future

With the start of 2018, I would like to take this opportunity to reflect back on the highlights of 2017. As we enter the third year, where Tom Wambeke, the Programme Manager of DELTA -Sustainable Learning Solutions and I have been co-managing theTechnology@Work Initiative, we are excited about the 2018 and we would like to …