Carnegie Mellon University

Robotics, Pittsburgh and the Future of Work

October 19, 2017

Robotics, Pittsburgh and the Future of Work

Thursday October 19
4:30 to 6:00 pm
100 Porter Hall

What is the future of work? While some are sounding the alarm bell about the likelihood that American workers will soon be replaced by robots, at the Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing Institute, Suzy Teele argues that there will be manufacturing jobs in the future—they will just be different jobs. Join us for this spirited conversation about when, and whether, we should be worried about the end of work. Panelists include: Prof Eric Fuchs (Engineering and Public Policy, CMU), Professor Mark Kamlet (Economics and Public Policy, CMU), Justin Laing (founder of the non-profit consulting firm Hillombo, LLC, HNZ ‘10), Alex Pazuchanics (the Mayor’s office, HNZ ‘17), and Suzy Teele, Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) Institute.

Love Your Work

Thursday October 19
7:00 to 9:30 pm
Giant Eagle Auditorium
Baker Hall A51

Steve Jobs famously said that the “only way to do great work is to love what you do.” In this talk Duke Women’s Studies professor Kathi Weeks questions this kind of rhetoric, with a call for us to move beyond the language of work—and love—as we seek to craft a more Utopian future.