Digitalisation and the future of work

with Elena Rivo López (Region of Galicia, ES), Stuart Russell (University of California, Berkeley)

Thursday, November 16, 2023
Plenary Session
4:35 PM - 5:25 PM


Main issues/questions:  

New jobs are created through digitalisation but a growing number of people find themselves in vulnerable, often non-standard, forms of employment. Technology may not have a significant negative impact on the quantity of jobs available to humans, but it certainly transforms them, changing how jobs are performed, with implications for workers’ performance and quality of life. Digitalisation implies a redistribution of economic value from those with skills that can be substituted by technology to those with skills who can be complemented by technology. What should the EU do to shape the future of work? Which measures are needed in terms of rules, policy-making and public investment What can be done to increase the attractiveness of the European Single Market to increase the inflow of technological expertise and decrease its outflow towards non-European labour markets?