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AI and the Future of Work

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AI and the Future of Work

May 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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'AI and the Future of Work' - Humanities 21's Melbourne Knowledge Week event!

Sure, the future sounds great, but will we have jobs?

Join Dr Tim Dunlop, Dr Veronica Sheen, and Alexar Pendashteh to discuss how automation affects employment.

Will technology lead us to an Orwellian dystopia or leisure-filled utopia? Will we end up with a rich-poor divide or will universal income be our salvation?


This event is FREE, but bookings are essential. TICKETS HERE.


TimDunlopAuthorPhotoDr Tim Dunlop  is an author, academic and public speaker, whose book Why the Future is Workless (2016) was described as ‘a powerful contribution to one of the defining debates of the 21st century’ by political commentator George Megalogenis. He writes regularly for The Guardian and a number of other publications. Tim was the author of two of Australia’s most successful political blogs, The Road to Surfdom and Blogocracy. He has a PhD in political philosophy and communication.






Veronica Sheen headshot lower resDr Veronica Sheen is an independent social policy researcher and commentator specialising in employment issues and the growth of inequality. Her presentation draws from the paper she gave at the conference on the future of work at the International Labour Organisation in Geneva in 2015. Read more about Veronica at https://veronicasheen.net/






AlexarPendashteh--headshotAlexar Pendashteh believes technology can empower people and that the future is something we build, not something that happens. He is a mentor, speaker, and active member of start-up communities in Melbourne and Sydney. Having graduated as an electrical engineer, he changed his occupation to IT and has worked on projects of different types in start-ups, universities, and government. He is now running a technology-driven small business focusing on social enterprise, where he is developing a fully automated software production platform.



‘AI and the Future of Work’ is on Friday 5th May from 6pm-7.30pm, with drinks available for purchase from 5pm at Morgans @ 401, 401 Collins Street, Melbourne 3000. This event is FREE but bookings are essential. TICKETS HERE.


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