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Will Robots Take All Our Jobs?

This course explores technology and the future of work. Fears that technological advances would leave no work remaining for people have existed since the beginning of industrialization; are the fears justified in the 21st century with the advent of robots, artificial intelligence and other technology? what jobs are most vulnerable to being automated? How should labour and the public organize so that machines can enhance our lives instead of threatening our livelihood?

LABRST 2K03

Will Robots Take All Our Jobs?

Unit(s): 3.0 Level(s): II Term(s): Offered?: Yes Language?: No

This course explores technology and the future of work. Fears that technological advances would leave no work remaining for people have existed since the beginning of industrialization; are the fears justified in the 21st century with the advent of robots, artificial intelligence and other technology? what jobs are most vulnerable to being automated? How should labour and the public organize so that machines can enhance our lives instead of threatening our livelihood?


David Goutor

Assistant Professor

Prerequisite: Registration in any program level II or above. Priority is given to students registered in a Labour Studies program.