Rating

8

Qualities

  • Visionary
  • Concrete Examples
  • Inspiring

Recommendation

How will you pay your bills once technology nullifies your job? David Lee, vice president of Innovation and the Strategic Enterprise Fund at UPS, says not to count on a government solution. Instead, Lee calls on industry leaders to devise new work roles that machines can’t perform. In an inspiring talk, he urges employers to draw out uniquely human passions and skills – and provides a real-life success story. getAbstract recommends his talk to business leaders, human resources professionals and educators. 

Summary

Will increasingly smart technology culminate in a “jobless future”? Consider the self-driving car, which could eliminate the most prevalent job in 29 of 50 US states. Overall, the US economy may lose 25 million jobs to automation and artificial intelligence in the next decade. Moreover, the losses will extend beyond blue-collar industries to Wall Street and Silicon Valley. In response, some thinkers propose a government-sponsored universal basic income. But the divided US government is already struggling to reach consensus on funding health care and school lunches. A costly program like minimum...

About the Speaker

David Lee is the vice president of Innovation and the Strategic Enterprise Fund at UPS.


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