The Future of the Professions: how technology will transform the work of human experts

Hosted by the Department of Management

Old Theatre, Old Building,


Daniel Susskind

Professor Richard Susskind


Dr Carsten Sørensen

In an era when machines can out-perform human beings at most tasks, we will neither need nor want doctors, accountants, consultants, and many other professions, to work as they did in the 20th century.  

In this public lecture, Richard and Daniel Susskind predict the decline of experts as we know them, as the rise in new technologies transforms the way that practical know-how is made available in society. 

Richard Susskind (@richardsusskind) is IT Adviser to the Lord Chief Justice of England, President of the Society for Computers and Law and holds professorships at the University of Oxford, University College London and Gresham Collage.

Daniel Susskind (@danielsusskind) is a Lecturer in Economics at the University of Oxford.

Richard and Daniel are co-authors of The Future of the Professions: how technology will transform the work of human experts

Dr Carsten Sørensen is Associate Professor (Reader) of Information Systems and Innovation within Department of Management at LSE.

The Department of Management (@LSEManagement) is a globally diverse academic community at the heart of the LSE, taking a unique interdisciplinary, academically in-depth approach to the study of management and organisations.

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