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Saturday, October 19 • 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Technology-Driven Labor Market Disruption: The New Industrial Revolution

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The New Industrial Revolution – It may be that in 30 years, you will be driven to a hospital in a driverless car, for an appointment made by an automated scheduler that verifies your identity visually to meet with your doctor to discuss results from an AI radiologist. Between machine learning advances in pattern recognition, algorithms that can emulate routine decisions like bank loans and driving, and advances in robotics, we're no longer sure what portions of which jobs can be replaced by cheap automization. What policies in education, law, social assistance, housing, transport does Canada need to be preparing now to be ready for massive and unpredictable changes in the labour market?

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Lynne Sargent

Lynne Sargent is a writer, aerialist, and Ph.D student currently studying at the University of Waterloo. Her work has been published in venues such as Strange Horizons, Wild Musette, and Twisted Moon Magazine, among others. She was a 2018 Rhysling and 2018 Aurora Award Nominee.

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Jason M. Harley

Assistant Professor, McGill University
Jason M. Harley is a university professor and junior research scientist at McGill and the McGill University Health Centre Research Institute. Their research examines psychological processes in surgical training using simulations and advanced technology. Jason’s research on topics... Read More →
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Adam Shaftoe

Critic, author, podcast personality, workforce development practicioner, not-for-profit manager
Adam Shaftoe writes reviews, essays, and fiction. His essays and reviews have previously appeared in On-Spec Magazine, Jamais Vu - The Journal of the Strange Among the Familiar, and Onder Magazine. His current labours include a novella-length review of Cowboy Bebop, because the world... Read More →

Saturday October 19, 2019 4:00pm - 4:50pm EDT
Penthouse A - 75 seats