Who Owns the Robots? Automation and Class Struggle in the 21st Century

Hosted by the Ralph Miliband Programme and LSE "Beveridge 2.0"

Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House


Peter Frase

Peter Frase


Dr Robin Archer

Robots and artificial intelligence promise to reshape the economy. But the political struggle between workers and owners will determine who really benefits from these changes.

Peter Frase (@pefrase) is an editor at Jacobin Magazine and author of Four Futures.

Robin Archer is Director of the Ralph Miliband Programme at LSE.

The Ralph Miliband Programme (@RMilibandLSE) is one of LSE's most prestigious lecture series and seeks to advance Ralph Miliband's spirit of free social inquiry.

This event is part of LSE Beveridge 2.0, a series of public engagement activities rethinking the welfare state for the 21st century and the global context.

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