Future of Work: Drones, Robots, IoT

Event Info

Tue 24 Nov, 2015 at 6:00pm
21st Floor, 25 Canada Square
London, E14 5LQ, UK
Cost: Free, please book on Eventbrite


Our relationship with work and technology is complicated.  We strive to reduce the difficulty and danger of work for people, but we want to keep our jobs-based economy.  For many people, work gives meaning to their lives and yet they hate their job.

In this series, we'll be looking at the gap between advances in technology and our social capacity to deal with them, especially in the context of how work is changing.

In this event, we'll be discussing the effects of networked machines and the Internet of Things.  How does work change when some of your colleagues are people and some of them are sensing devices?  Do you want to work with a robot?  How much of your work could be delivered by a network of machines?

To help us find our way through this, we'll have contributions from Priya Prakash, founder of Design for Social Change, and James Tagg of Truphone followed by an open space for discussions on "Can robots take our jobs and if so what do we do?"