Fetch CEO, Melonee Wise, was recently asked to contribute her thoughts as part of O’Reilly Media’s recent Next: Economy Summit. Called “WTF”, the event tackled the issues of how work, business and society face massive technology-driven change. Her contribution was entitled:
Learning from the Luddites
The current discussion about robots and AI taking jobs from human workers is only the most recent example of technological progress causing workforce change. This is a continuous process that’s been happening to society since at least the invention of the wheel. Occasionally, however, we see specific instances where one type of technology accelerates change so rapidly that workers become uncertain as to whether they will be able to adapt. The issue here is larger than the technology itself; just as important is the economic and social process that will be necessary to keep the workforce happy, healthy, and stable.
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