Mitigate tech effects, IPPR urges
The UK economy needs fundamental economic reforms – including to counter the monopoly power of big tech business and protect against Ai-driven job losses – a major think tank report on economic justice from the IPPR urges. Julian Blake reports.
Government must be brave on skills
Research by innovation foundation Nesta has shown that not all digital skills are equally ‘future-proof’. Knowing this, asks Eliza Easton, what should government, educators and employers do to give the workforce the right skills for 2030? (more…)
Work the way people work
Katz Kiely, digital innovator and founder of software startup beep, thinks we’re at a crossroads. Technologists need to focus their energy on designing solutions that pave the road to a people-centred future. Here she explains why. (more…)
Tech ‘can help’ gig economy challenge
Matthew Taylor’s long-awaited review of the world of work demands an overhaul of employment law, to clarify the grey area between a fully employed and a self-employed person. It says the digital innovation driving the change can help address the challenges of the gig economy. (more…)
AI ‘can open up’ work opportunities
Artificial intelligence need not be a threat to future work, but should release people to do more useful and ‘human’ tasks, a future-gazing panel of employment and technology experts told a London audience this month. Julian Blake reports.