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The robots are coming: What will new technology mean for tomorrow's workplace?

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Whether you’re shopping, paying a bill on your phone or watching television via the internet it’s hard not to realise how technology is changing the way we live. But it is also changing the way we work and are likely to work in the future.


Big data, artificial intelligence, the internet of things and advanced manufacturing and robotics are set to change the workplace of tomorrow and the future roles and skills of employees and managers.

For some, these changes are so fundamental that they suggest we are on the cusp of a fourth industrial revolution or second machine age. The extent of the changes is yet unknown, but they will be significant.

The speakers are Lord John Monks, former General Secretary of the TUC and ETUC; Flick Drummond MP for Portsmouth and member of Women and Equalities Committee; and Roger Highfield, Director of External Affairs, Science Museum.

Following the opening remarks, John Healey MP will chair a question and answer session with the audience made up of parliamentarians, employers, trade unions, labour market specialists as well as opinion formers and the media.

To register for this free event click here.

If you have any questions about the event, please get in touch at: graham.stewart@prospect.org.uk

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