Online event, 1-5 February 2021
AI is reshaping economies and societies across the world, offering new products and services, and promising to generate productivity gains, improve efficiency and lower costs. Currently it is playing a role in every stage of the fight against COVID-19, from scientific discovery and diagnostics to tracking the impact of the pandemic on societies and supporting remote learning and working. But the adoption of AI also raises questions and fuels anxieties, changing and perhaps accelerating the range of tasks that can be automated, and transforming the way work is carried out.
This event brought together technical and policy experts to discuss the fast-evolving changes in AI capabilities and uptake and to assess their implications for labour markets and societies. It aimed to advance the policy debate so that the adoption of AI in the world of work can be effective, beneficial, people-centred and accepted by the population.