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Metamorphoses – Talking Technology: Fifth Panel Discussion on ‘Automation, Artificial Intelligence & the Future of Jobs

September 14, 2018
26 October 2018
Metamorphoses – Talking Technology: Fifth Panel Discussion on ‘Automation, Artificial Intelligence & the Future of Jobs’


Watch the full video (above) of the panel discussion between Dr R Chidambaram, Anna Roy, Rajat Gupta, Sanjeev Bikhchandani and Dr A Didar Singh as part of the ‘Metamorphoses – Talking Technology’ series.

Current and anticipated developments in technology, such as advances in automation, artificial intelligence and machine learning, are leading to concerns about their impact on jobs. Many employment streams we are familiar with today may be rendered redundant in the next few decades. There may be new jobs guaranteed by the technologies of the future, but they require different skill sets and educational curricula. Are our societies prepared to adapt these changes? What will be the likely impact on a country like India, where for several years into the future, millions of jobs will have to be found for a young and expanding demography? This session on ‘Automation, Artificial Intelligence & the Future of Jobs’ debated these issues.

Dr R Chidambaram is the former Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India.

Anna Roy is Advisor at NITI Aayog.

Rajat Gupta is a Senior Director at Mckinsey and Company.

Sanjeev Bikhchandani is the Founder and Executive Vice-Chairman, Info Edge (India) Limited – Naukri.com and Co-Founder of Ashoka University.

Dr A Didar Singh is a Senior Fellow, Delhi Policy Group and Member ILO Global Commission on the Future of Work.

The audience feedback of the session can be accessed here.

Metamorphoses is a modest effort to try and bridge the gap between digital technologies, which are transforming our lives, and our understanding of their multiple dimensions. The series is a joint initiative between NITI Aayog (the Government of India’s think tank), India International Centre (IIC) and Centre for Policy Research (CPR).

Access the other Metamorphoses sessions below: