Watch Live: Join the G7 on the Future of Jobs and Technology in Montréal

How to prepare for the jobs of the future amidst of rapid technological change is at the heart of the conversation in Montréal as Canada convenes the G7 ministers of labour and innovation from France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States, and the European Union. The G7 or the Group of 7 …

Digitalisation and the Future of Manufacturing in Africa

Karishma Banga and Dirk Willem te Velde, March 2018 DOWNLOAD REPORT DOWNLOAD BRIEF   The growing digitalisation of economies and the associated rapid spread of advanced technologies like 3D printers, robots and cloud computing, is having a significant impact on manufacturing production globally. While the digital divide between developed and developing countries (particularly those in …

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 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 …