Book Launch

The Technology Trap: Capital, Labor, and Power in the Age of Automation

Carl Benedikt Frey is the Oxford Martin Citi Fellow and co-director of the Oxford Martin Programme on Technology and Employment at the Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford. He explains In his new book how the history of technological revolutions can help us better understand economic and political polarization in the age of automation. Just as the Industrial Revolution eventually brought about extraordinary benefits for society, artificial intelligence systems have the potential to do the same. But Frey argues that this depends on how the short term is managed.

Presenter: Carl Benedikt Frey - Oxford Martin School, Oxford University
Chair: Daniel Samaan - Research ILO
Discussants: Isabelle Chappuis - Future Skills Lab, HEC Lausanne, UNIL; Janine Berg, INWORK, ILO