SXSW 2019

Science Fiction Dreams of Electric Jobs

What will our jobs look like when robots work side-by-side with humans? Will automation and AI make us more efficient or just more poor? Science fiction writers and experienced scenario planners join forces to explore the unexpected side effects and opportunities we can expect from our future workplaces, imagine an economy that works for all, and nerd out about all the unexpected uses of hacked industrial robots. We'll discuss what good future outcomes look like for an increasingly automated and AI-driven economy, explore how to get there and help show you the way.

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  1. What the future of work might look like
  2. How science fiction is a useful tool in exploring future scenarios
  3. How we can help push the world towards good outcomes and away from bad ones



Michael Masnick, CEO & Editor, Copia Institute / Techdirt

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  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Panel
  • Track: Future Workplace
  • Track 2
  • Level: Beginner
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