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Event Recap - Emerging Technology and the Workforce

On June 8th, BPC hosted the event Emerging Technology and the Workforce. The event featured a fireside chat with Reps. Robin Kelly (D-IL) and Jay Obernolte (R-CA), then concluded with an expert panel featuring Guy Ben-Ishai, Head of Economic Policy Research at Google, Katya Klinova, Head of Al, Labor, and the Economy at The Partnership on AI, and Avi Goldfarb, Rotman Chair in Artificial Intelligence and Healthcare at the University of Toronto. The discussion touched on education, workforce training, job disruption, boosting productivity, bias, inequality, regulation, and the role of industry and policymakers.

A complete recording of this event is available here.

Part 1 | Congressional Fireside Chat with:

Rep. Robin Kelly (D-IL)

Rep. Jay Obernolte (R-CA)

What can we do to ensure that government agencies and regulators are coordinating effectively in the AI space?

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Part 2 | Expert Panel featuring:

Guy Ben-Ishai | Head of Economic Policy Research, Google

Katya Klinova | Head of Al, Labor, and the Economy, The Partnership on AI

Avi Goldfarb | Rotman Chair in Artificial Intelligence and Healthcare, University of Toronto

How can we ensure that we reap the economic benefits of AI?

How do you see emerging technology affecting the labor markets and income distribution?

How can companies most effectively integrate AI tools?

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