IITD is excited to announce Dr Daniel Susskind as the Key Note Speaker for our Annual Conference. Dr Daniel Susskind is a Fellow in Economics at Balliol College, Oxford, where he teaches and researches. Previously he worked in the British Government -- as a policy adviser in the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit, as a policy analyst in the Policy Unit in 10 Downing Street, and a senior policy adviser in the Cabinet Office. He was a Kennedy Scholar at Harvard University. His book, The Future of the Professions (2015, paperback, 2017), co-authored with Richard Susskind, was widely acclaimed. It was a Financial Times ‘Book of the Year’, a Times Literary Supplement ‘Book of 2016’, and a New Scientist ‘Best Read of 2015’.

 

This talk sets out two futures for white-collar workers. Both rest on technology. One is reassuringly familiar. It is a more efficient version of what we have today. The other is transformational – a gradual replacement of white-collar workers by increasingly capable systems. This talk predicts the decline of today’s professions and discusses the people and systems that will replace them. In an Internet society, we will neither need nor want lawyers, doctors, teachers, architects, the clergy, consultants, accountants -- and many other white-collar workers -- to work as they did in the 20th century. 

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