Dartmouth Hosts Conference on the Future of Work

"Future of Work at the Human-Technology Frontier" takes place Oct. 10 on campus.

On Thursday, Oct. 10, the College is hosting a daylong event that brings together researchers and others from academia, industry, nonprofits, and government to consider how technology is shaping the future of work.

"Future of Work at the Human-Technology Frontier" is the third in a series of National Science Foundation (NSF)-sponsored listening sessions designed to solicit academic and corporate input on research topics and areas where universities and corporations can best collaborate. The event, which runs from 9 a.m. to 4:35 p.m. at the Hanover Inn, is free and open to the public. Registration is required by Oct. 3.

"Future of Work" is one of the NSF's "10 Big Ideas"—launched in 2017 to invest in interdisciplinary research aimed at finding solutions to major societal problems within the next 10 years. At the Dartmouth session, panelists will discuss the building of human-technology partnerships in robotics, artificial intelligence, and medicine and the socio-technical landscape of emergent technology, teaching and learning, and workforce hiring and management.

In addition to the NSF, the event is sponsored by the University Industry Demonstration Partnership (UIDP), Elsevier, the Neukom Institute for Computational Science, and the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations.

Hannah Silverstein can be reached at [email protected]