Ethical Automation: Shaping the Future of Work

May 13, 2021

Virtual; register here

When should work be automated? When automation is pursued, how should managers implement it to maximize benefit and minimize harm to workers?

Join us on May 13 from 5-6 p.m. for a candid discussion of what managers can do to adopt and adapt technology in ways that produce better outcomes for all stakeholders.

In this webinar, we will hear from Daron Acemoglu, an Institute Professor in the MIT Department of Economics, and Amanda Hauser DeHaven, Regional Director of Strategic Projects at Kaiser Permanente.

Acemoglu has written and researched extensively about automation and its effects in the labor market; articles he has coauthored on that topic have appeared in recent years in publications such as the Journal of Political Economy and American Economic Review.  Acemoglu also was one of the authors of a 2020 research brief for the MIT Task Force on the Work of the Future making the case that the U.S. tax code favors investments in technology over investments in people.

Kaiser Permanente is a California-based health care system that has one of the longest-enduring and largest-scale labor-management partnerships in the U.S.  Kaiser Permanente’s approach to involving workers in the design and implementation of a set of new technology-enabled clinics was the subject of a 2020 working paper published by the MIT Task Force on the Work of the Future.  

This webinar is cosponsored by the Good Companies, Good Jobs Initiative at MIT Sloan, the MIT Sloan People and Organizations Club, and the MIT Sloan Office of Student Life. It is the fifth installment of the groups’ “Redefining Management: Leadership for Social Progress in Troubled Times” speaker series.

Please join us!

Date: Thursday, May 13, 2021

Time: 5:00-6:00 pm ET

RSVP link: https://bit.ly/3xa9Vbh


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