[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] Author Solicitation for 2017 Brookings Institution Conference on Computers and Occupations

Frank Levy flevy at mit.edu
Wed Sep 21 07:55:05 PDT 2016

The Hutchins Center at the Brookings Institution is organizing a conference for 2017 on the impact of technology on work with a focus on case studies of particular occupations in industries such as trucking, , finance, healthcare, manufacturing, law, etc.)   We’re interested in commissioning papers by economists, computer scientists or others (either individually or in collaboration) that will identify:

 - Tasks in an occupation  that have been or are being automated

 - Tasks that show promise of being automated (e.g. physical tasks that require driving a vehicle or intellectual tasks that require advanced natural language processing)

 - Tasks that are unlikely to be automated in the foreseeable future.

 - Tasks  where computers complement, rather than substitute, for human activity.

We are also  interested in the implications this automation for both output and the labor market as well as how the automation intersects withregulation. If you or anyone you know is interested in such a project,  please send a one-page summary of the scope of the research you have in mind to David Wessel at dwessel at brookings.edu<mailto:dwessel at brookings.edu>

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