AI, Computational Social Science, and the Future of Work-Agenda

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SFI ACtioN Topical Meeting
Co-hosted by Willis Towers Watson

February 8th, 2018
Venue: Willis Towers Watson, 71 High Holborn, London, UK

Draft Agenda
Please click the below link for the final agenda:

File:AI Computational Social Science and the Future of Work Agenda.pdf

8:15 a.m. Breakfast & Registration
8:45 a.m. Welcome, Tim Hodgson, Willis Towers Watson, and Will Tracy, SFI
9:20 a.m. Machine Learning: A Guide for the Perplexed (Tutorial)

Brendan Tracey, SFI Program Postdoctoral Fellow

10:10 a.m. "How Are the New Technologies Changing Our World?"

Steen Rasmussen, University of Southern Denmark; Santa Fe Institute

11:10 a.m. Midmorning Break
11:20 a.m. "A Network Perspective on Automation"

J. Doyne Farmer, University of Oxford; Santa Fe Institute & R. Maria del Rio Chanona, University of Oxford

12:10 p.m. Lunch
1:10 p.m. "Implications of Automation for Inequality and the Environment"

Marion Dumas, London School of Economics and Political Science

2:00 p.m. Practitioner Panel on Near-term Impact of AI on Work

Asa Calow, Tiffany Franke, Keith McNulty

2:50 p.m. Midafternoon Break
3:00 p.m. "The State of Play: The Coming of Robots: a Promise, a Threat, a Deception or a Delusion?"

Lord Robert Skidelsky, University of Warwick

4:00 pm "Technological Change, Inequality, and the Future of Work: The View from 1750"

Robert Allen, New York University; Oxford University

4:50 p.m. Discussion & Conclusion
5:10 p.m. Adjourn
5:10 p.m. - 6:10 p.m. Cocktails & Canapés