Panel: Human-Technology Frontiers: Emerging Technologies, Racial Equity, and the Future of Work
(Innovations in Science and Technology)

Friday, November 9, 2018: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
8229 - Lobby Level (Marriott Wardman Park)

*Names in bold indicate Presenter

Panel Chairs:  Lauren Lanahan, University of Oregon
Discussants:  Kaye Husbands Fealing, Georgia Institute of Technology

Regional Economic Polarization and the AI-Economy
Henry Renski, University of Massachusetts

Increasing Diversity in the STEM Workforce: Access to Innovative Online Graduate Education As a Solution?
Quintin Kreth, Julia Melkers, Jillian Lee Stevens and Isabel Ruthotto, Georgia Institute of Technology

The major goal of the panel is to develop a shared knowledge of the current social organizational and technological processes transforming labor markets, and lay out research questions that will engage policymakers in imagining brighter futures. The papers on this panel work toward developing an informed central research agenda that will increase the likelihood of positive impact on technology, equity, and work. We anticipate this panel will contribute to an important, and much needed conversation around crucial questions of racial disparities in automation and work, particularly the social and technical challenges of shaping emergent technologies that are equitable and result in “good” jobs for a wider range of workers.

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