MIT Technology Review today announced additional speakers and partners for its upcoming EmTech Next event taking place at the MIT Media Lab on June 4-5, 2018. The latest in the EmTech event series, this conference will focus on the future of work and how emerging technologies are augmenting human capabilities.
Advancements in artificial intelligence, robotics, virtual reality, and 3D printing are poised to dramatically change the future of work. The EmTech Next program will delve into technology’s potential to empower the human workforce and open up new areas of economic growth, while also exploring its unintended consequences.
Speakers and discussion topics include:
Daron Acemoglu, Professor of Economics, MIT – AI’s Economic Impact
Tye Brady, Chief Technologist, Amazon Robotics – Robots in the Workforce: The Benefits of Human and Robot Collaboration
Jason Furman, Professor of the Practice of Economic Policy, Harvard Kennedy School – Automation and the Future of Work: Will This Time Be Different?
Brad Smith, President, Microsoft – The Future Computed
Manuela Veloso, Professor, Carnegie Mellon University – Next-Generation Robots Need Your Help
Deloitte, one of the world’s largest business consultancies and a leader in human capital consulting, will serve as the presenting sponsor of the inaugural conference. EmTech Next partners also include BIGfish Communications, MIT Solve, and Talespin. Media Partners include 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing, Big Data, Soft Robotics, and Mary Ann Liebert Inc. Publishers.