Are Robots Coming for Your Job?

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Are Robots Coming for Your Job?

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Robots, AI and other technological advances are partly responsible for the loss of manufacturing jobs in advanced countries.  Many more types of jobs are expected to be affected in the future.  What can workers in developing countries expect?  So far, new technologies have facilitated offshoring of jobs to follower countries.  However, as robots become cheaper, will they begin to compete with workers in these countries?  What skills will developing country workers need to participate in the 21st century economy? 

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10:00am Setting the Stage: Workplace Automation
  Keynote Speech: Ceyla Pazarbasioglu, Vice President, EFI, World Bank Group
10:10am - 10:35am Are Robots Replacing Workers?
10:10am Lighting Talk: Bill Maloney, Chief Economist, EFI, World Bank
10:15am Lighting Talk: Mary Hallward-Driemeier, Senior Economic Advisor, EFI, World Bank
10:20am Panel Discussion: Bill Maloney, Mary Hallward-Driemeier, Aart Kraay
10:35am - 11:07am Does Automation in Rich Countries Hurt Developing Ones?
10:37am Lighting Talk: Bob Rijkers, Senior Economist, World Bank
10:42am Lighting Talk: Hernan Winkler, Senior Economist, World Bank
10:48am Panel Discussion: Bob Rijkers, Hernan Winkler, Caroline Freund
11:07am - 11:54pm Panel Discussion: New Technologies and the Future of Work
 

Amy Wright, IBM

Susan Lund, McKinsey Global Institute, McKinsey & Company

Lynn Wu, Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania

Robert Aktinson President, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation

Moderator: Noreyana Fernando, World Bank Group

11:54am - 12:00pm Closing Remarks
  Bill Maloney, Chief Economist, EFI, World Bank

Read the chat below!

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Faher Elfayez, World Bank

And that wraps the discussion! Thank you for tuning in, and thanks to each of the experts who joined us today for a great discussion. If you missed part of the event or want to replay it, check back later for the recording of the event, which will be made available on this page.
Mon, 02/10/2020 - 12:04
Faher Elfayez, World Bank

Panel Discussion: New Technologies and the Future of Work
Mon, 02/10/2020 - 11:59
Faher Elfayez, World Bank

We must focus on human capital.
Mon, 02/10/2020 - 11:51
Gaurav Nayyar

Mon, 02/10/2020 - 11:47
Gaurav Nayyar

Mon, 02/10/2020 - 11:47
Faher Elfayez, World Bank

"We cannot afford productivity in India. We need to keep those jobs." Robert Atkinson discusses the response he got when he asked about the large numbers of unnecessary jobs prevalent in India.
Mon, 02/10/2020 - 11:31
Sabina

I am curious about successful examples of upskilling of soft/emotional skills among staff and weather there are studies on the impact of such upskilling interventions on the companies' competitiveness. If speakers can share some of these examples that would be great
Mon, 02/10/2020 - 11:29
Faher Elfayez, World Bank

Being able to respond to the shift in customer demand is key in today's world. Speed to market is a concern. - Susan Lund
Mon, 02/10/2020 - 11:23
Gaurav Nayyar

Mon, 02/10/2020 - 11:20
Faher Elfayez, World Bank

Employee experience and customer experience is at the center of the discussion.
Mon, 02/10/2020 - 11:18
Faher Elfayez, World Bank

Panel Discussion: New Technologies and the Future of Work
Mon, 02/10/2020 - 11:16
Arna

Much has been said about 'replacement'. What do you think about the potential consequences of human-robot-coexistence? Taxi drivers coexist with robocabs, industrial robots share assembly lines with manufacturing workers, cashiers scan products next to machines. A rising competition?
Mon, 02/10/2020 - 11:15
Faher Elfayez, World Bank

Happening now: Panel Discussion: 
Mon, 02/10/2020 - 11:08
Faher Elfayez, World Bank

Panel Discussion: 
Mon, 02/10/2020 - 11:08
Anna

Amazon has been successful implementing robots and automation for packaging; Has the study include this type of robotic automation in other countries, what about self-check out at many stores?How did automatic tellers impacted the labor force? This is now available worldwide
Mon, 02/10/2020 - 11:05
Faher Elfayez, World Bank

How should we think about the adoption of robots in a world where we are fighting issues and concerns regarding inequality?
Mon, 02/10/2020 - 10:56
Gaurav Nayyar

Mon, 02/10/2020 - 10:55
Gaurav Nayyar

Mon, 02/10/2020 - 10:55
Gaurav Nayyar

Mon, 02/10/2020 - 10:55
Gaurav Nayyar

Mon, 02/10/2020 - 10:55
Saurav

How can we adjust manpower between robert and job? What will be effect on job market if automation will be popular in small business enterprises?
Mon, 02/10/2020 - 10:52
Faher Elfayez, World Bank

Speaking now: Hernan Winkler, Senior Economist for Human Development, World Bank
Mon, 02/10/2020 - 10:51
Gaurav Nayyar

Mon, 02/10/2020 - 10:51
Gaurav Nayyar

Mon, 02/10/2020 - 10:50
Faher Elfayez, World Bank

Hernan Winkler, Senior Economist for Human Development, World Bank
Mon, 02/10/2020 - 10:50
Faher Elfayez, World Bank

"Robot adoption within Mexico is hurting workers, especially skilled ones, " Hernan Winkler, Senior Economist for Human Development, World Bank
Mon, 02/10/2020 - 10:47
Brad Simmons

Mon, 02/10/2020 - 10:46
Brad Simmons

Mon, 02/10/2020 - 10:46
Faher Elfayez, World Bank

Up Next:
Mon, 02/10/2020 - 10:44
Faher Elfayez, World Bank

Bob Rijkers, Senior Economist for Trade and International Integration, World Bank
Mon, 02/10/2020 - 10:42
Gaurav Nayyar

Mon, 02/10/2020 - 10:41
Faher Elfayez, World Bank

Welcome everyone! I’m Faher Elfayez with the World Bank, and I’ll be moderating today’s live chat.
Mon, 02/10/2020 - 10:41
Faher Elfayez, World Bank

"Estimated impact of a 10% increase in automation on trade": Bob Rijkers, Senior Economist for Trade and International Integration, World Bank
Mon, 02/10/2020 - 10:40
Faher Elfayez, World Bank

Panel Discussion:
Mon, 02/10/2020 - 10:40
Faher Elfayez, World Bank

We have an opportunity here to help low income workers and improve their work quality and productivity.
Mon, 02/10/2020 - 10:37
Daniel

We at the Staff Association are naturally concerned that robots are coming to take away our jobs. That said, we need to keep up with the times. We therefore welcome non-human members and offer them a discount membership and free bottle of WD40.
Mon, 02/10/2020 - 10:35
Faher Elfayez, World Bank

Humans have the span, brain power, and adaptability to evolve, learn and pick up new skills and traits.
Mon, 02/10/2020 - 10:35
Faher Elfayez, World Bank

Jobs are changing! ones that existed in the past will not be there in the future and new ones will emerge.
Mon, 02/10/2020 - 10:34
Roberto Estevez

Any thoughts on #inequality consequences and how to prevent this trend from making it worse?
Mon, 02/10/2020 - 10:33
Gaurav Nayyar

Mon, 02/10/2020 - 10:30
Faher Elfayez, World Bank

Mon, 02/10/2020 - 10:30
Faher Elfayez, World Bank

Speaking now: Mary Hallward-Driemeier, Senior Economic Advisor, Equitable Growth, Finance, and Institutions, World Bank Group
Mon, 02/10/2020 - 10:27
Faher Elfayez, World Bank

Mon, 02/10/2020 - 10:26
Faher Elfayez, World Bank

"It is really hard to replace the human hand":Mary Hallward-Driemeier, Senior Economic Advisor, Equitable Growth, Finance, and Institutions, World Bank Group
Mon, 02/10/2020 - 10:22
Faher Elfayez, World Bank

"What matters is what is possible technologically." :Mary Hallward-Driemeier, Senior Economic Advisor, Equitable Growth, Finance, and Institutions, World Bank Group
Mon, 02/10/2020 - 10:21
Gaurav Nayyar

Mon, 02/10/2020 - 10:19
Faher Elfayez, World Bank

First Up: 
Mon, 02/10/2020 - 10:18
Faher Elfayez, World Bank

"This is because advanced countries are locating their plants in offshore sites and hiring humans to accompany the robots " :William Maloney, Chief Economist, Equitable Growth, Finance & Institutions, World Bank Group
Mon, 02/10/2020 - 10:17
Faher Elfayez, World Bank

"Employment falls with robot adoption in advanced countries, but rises in developing countries." :William Maloney, Chief Economist, Equitable Growth, Finance & Institutions, World Bank Group
Mon, 02/10/2020 - 10:16
Gaurav Nayyar

Mon, 02/10/2020 - 10:14

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