Artificial Intelligence (AI) offers enormous potential benefits for society. From driverless cars to analysing trends in climate change data, AI could help improve lives and solve many of the problems we face as a species. However, there are also risks involved if policymakers get it wrong.
On Tuesday 24 April 2018 at 14:30 CET, Debating Europe held a live debate in the European Parliament on the impact of AI on the future of jobs. We put questions and comments sent in from our readers to a panel of experts representing all sides of the debate.
Taking part on the panel were:
- Mady Delvaux-Stehres, Member of the European Parliament with the Socialist & Democrats and Vice-Chair of the Committee on Legal Affairs;
- Olivia Chapman, Policy Manager, Nesta;
- Erik Sandström, CDO, Swedish Employment Agency;
- Matt Brittin, President of the EMEA Business & Operations Google
You can watch the video of the debate at the top of this page (if, for some reason, the video doesn’t load then please follow this link).
Is Artificial Intelligence a threat or an opportunity for jobs? Do we need to retool our education systems to equip people with the right skills for work in the 21st century? How can we avoid people being “left behind” by automation? Let us know your thoughts and comments in the form below and we’ll take them to policymakers and experts for their reactions!