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 …

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 …

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 …

#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 …

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 …

New Report: What the Future of Work Will Mean for Jobs, Skills, and Wages – McKinsey Global Institute

In an era marked by rapid advances in automation and artificial intelligence, new research assesses the jobs lost and jobs gained under different scenarios through 2030. The technology-driven world in which we live is a world filled with promise but also challenges. Cars that drive themselves, machines that read X-rays, and algorithms that respond to …

How Can We Fully Benefit from Digital Technologies? – The World Bank

Scaling learning and making it available anywhere, anytime is one of the “dividends” of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) revolution. The new course, “Digital Dividends: Strengthening the Analog Foundation of the Digital Revolution,” aims for a broader goal: how you, your family, your business, your city, and your country could benefit from the Internet …