How can we all thrive in a world with less work? Technological progress could bring about unprecedented prosperity, solving one of mankind's oldest problems: making sure that everyone has enough to live on.
Daniel Susskind (@danielsusskind) is Fellow in Economics at Balliol College, Oxford, where he teaches and researches. He is co-author with Richard Susskind of The Future of the Professions and author of A World Without Work. and his research explores the impact of technology, particularly artificial intelligence, on work and society.
Richard Davies (@RD_Economist) is an economist and writer. Currently a fellow at the LSE's Centre for Economic Performance, he is the author of Extreme Economies published by Penguin (2019) and Macmillan (2020) and The Economist's guide to economics, published by Profile (2015). Previously Chair of the Council of Economic Advisors at HM Treasury and a senior adviser at The Bank of England, he has written for The Economist, The Guardian, The Times and The Sunday Times.
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This event is part of the LSE Festival: Shape the World running from Monday 2 to Saturday 7 March 2020, with a series of events exploring how social science can make the world a better place.
A podcast of this event is available to download from A World Without Work.
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