AI and the Future of Work Videos

MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) and the Initiative on the Digital Economy (IDE) joined forces to host a 2-day conference on November 1 & 2, 2017, which brought together industry, academia, economists and visionaries for an open dialogue about AI’s impact. Ultimately, the goal for this important event was to make a “call to action” for all of us to understand and apply the new technologies, with a focus on the job creation opportunities that these advancements can bring to our economy.

Watch a few of the session highlights from the AI and the Future of Work conference.

Welcome and Opening Remarks Rafael Reif
President, MIT

Daniela Rus
Director, MIT CSAIL, and Professor, MIT EECS

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Open Plenary Yann LeCun
Director, Facebook AI Research, and Professor, NYU

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Lunch Talk: The State of AI in China Kai-Fu Lee
Chairman and CEO, Sinovation Ventures, and President, Sinovation Ventures Artificial Intelligence Institute


A former artificial intelligence researcher, former head of Microsoft Research Asia and Google China, and long time investor in Chinese startups, Dr. Kai-Fu Lee will discuss that everyone should understand about cutting edge A.I. applications and tech powerhouses in China.

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Afternoon Plenary Eric Schmidt
Executive Chairman, Alphabet

Host: Daniela Rus, Director, MIT CSAIL, and Professor, MIT EECS

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Vision: Industry 2020-2050 Rod Brooks
Founder, Chairman and CTO, Rethink Robotics


Tom Kochan
Co-Director and Professor, Work and Employment Research, MIT Sloan School of Management

Andrew McAfee
Co-Director, MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy, and Principal Research Scientist, MIT Sloan School of Management

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Fireside Chat Rusty Justice
Co-Owner, Bit Source

Host: Maria T. Zuber, Vice President for Research and E. A. Griswold Professor of Geophysics, MIT

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Retrain and Retain David Autor
Professor of Economics and Associate Head, MIT Economics

Lavea Brachman
Vice President of Programs, Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation

Randall Davis
Professor, MIT CSAIL

George Westerman
Principal Research Scientist, MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy

Christopher White
Head, Network Algorithms, Analytics, Control and Security Research Lab, Nokia Bell Labs

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MIT and the Future of Work Online Discussion
Stay engaged with MIT CSAIL and the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy (IDE) around the AI revolution. Through this online forum, we hope to continue the dialogue on how to navigate the opportunities and challenges of AI and provide updates on the action items discussed in the Call to Action panel.

If you're interested in continuing the AI discussion, please join our public group on LinkedIn: MIT AI and the Future of Work Online Discussion