De Lange Conference Focuses on Humans, Machines, and the Future of Work,

delange2016In cooperation with the IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology, Rice University’s De Lange Conference X on Humans, Machines, and the Future of Work, will be held December 5-6, 2016 in Houston, TX.  Featuring renowed speakers from academia, industry and leading think tanks with expertise in technology, economics, social science and the humanities, the De Lange Conference will focus on issues created by the impact of information technology on labor markets over the next 25 years, addressing questions such as:

· What advances in artificial intelligence, robotics and automation are expected over the next 25 years?

· What will be the impact of these advances on job creation, job destruction and wages in the labor market?

· What skills are required for the job market of the future?

· Can education prepare workers for that job market?

· What educational changes are needed?

· What economic and social policies are required to integrate people who are left out of future labor markets?

·  How can we preserve and increase social mobility in such an environment?

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