Putting AI to Work

Conference/Symposium | September 25 | 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. | 330 Sutardja Dai Hall

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

Artificial Intelligence (AI), machine learning, and assistive technologies will transform the future of work, with wide-ranging effects on employment, wages, and income distribution. Despite dystopian forecasts of robots replacing workers, AI and intelligent tools can also be applied to make the workforce more inclusive. As industries evolve, how can AI be used to extend productive professional activity, expand the available labor pool, support lifelong learning, and enhance human labor rather than replace it, especially for the aging and those with disabilities?

Hosted by CITRIS and the Banatao Institute and Microsoft, “Putting AI to Work” will bring together leading scholars, practitioners, industry representatives, and community organizations to discuss the pace and extent of the effects of AI on the future of work in relation to aging and disability. Panelists will consider a range of issues regarding workforce, technology and design trends for target populations, and policy questions for a new era of automated and adaptive workplaces.

Preliminary results from a CITRIS white paper will be presented, sharing case study examples and recommendations for the private and public sectors to ensure development and application of AI that supports a diverse workforce and further strengthens social safety nets for all.