The Technology Trap - The Technology Trap

Understanding the Future of Work

The Technology Trap

Understanding the Future of Work

Join the Center for the Governance of Change for a public discussion and Q&A with world renowned economist Carl Benedikt Frey, who will share his views on how the ongoing technological revolution might change the future of work.

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 is a best-selling author and top-notch expert on labour markets. In 2013, he co-authored the influential study “The Future of Employment: How Susceptible Are Jobs to Computerization”, which triggered a global debate about the future of work.

In this event, Dr Frey will explain how the Industrial Revolution created unprecedented wealth and prosperity over the long run, but also brought some dramatic consequences. Middle-income jobs withered, wages stagnated, the labour share of income fell, profits surged, and economic inequality skyrocketed. These trends broadly mirror those in our current age of automation and artificial intelligence. Dr Frey will show how the lessons of the past can help us to more effectively face the present, and share with the audience the main findings of his new book “The Technology Trap: Capital, Labor, and Power in the Age of Automation”.

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Carl Benedikt Frey

University of Oxford

Diego Rubio

IE University

Manuel Muñiz

Ministry of Foreign Affairs