Leaving aside all the jokes about robot armies and SkyNet, robotics will greatly influence the way America works in the future. And not just in a few industries, but in an ever-growing range that includes agricultural technology, automotive, construction, human resources, logistics, healthcare, and more.
Automation is inevitable, and yet advances in technology often result in lower wages and employment—a phenomenon known as the substitution effect. As This is a study by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology – who measured the impact of robots on work – notes the impact, significant.
Is the US really ready for the coming strike? This is a key question, and fortunately we have someone who can answer it. We are pleased to announce that U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh will be joining us online at TC Sessions: Robotics 2022 21 July.
Think about it: Amazon already has a fleet of over 500,000 autonomous mobile robots. And due to the labor shortage caused by the pandemic, investors are pouring money into startups in the field of robotics and automation. But what will happen to these laid-off workers once automation is in full swing?
We’ll ask Walsh this question and more in a presentation aptly titled “The Changing Face of Work.” We look forward to the highly qualified Secretary of Labor discussing what employers and regulators need to do to prepare for these sweeping changes.
A lifelong champion of equality and justice and a proud product of the city of Boston, Secretary Walsh leads the US Department of Labor with strong ties to workers and a commitment to building an economy that works for everyone.
Prior to his appointment, Walsh served as mayor of Boston from 2014 to 2021, where he led the creation of approximately 140,000 jobs and helped secure a statewide $15 an hour minimum wage, paid sick leave and paid parental leave. . It has established a universal high-quality kindergarten for all children and a free community college for underprivileged students.
As head of the Building and Building Council from 2011 to 2013, Walsh worked with business and community leaders to drive quality development. He created a program called Building Pathways, which has become a model for increasing diversity in the workplace and providing good career opportunities for women and people of color.
From 1997 to 2014, Walsh was the state representative for one of the most diverse counties in Massachusetts. There, he focused on creating good jobs, protecting workers’ rights, expanding mental health treatment, and investing in public transportation.
TC Sessions: Robotics 2022 this is a free online event that will take place on July 21st. YYou can follow all sessions and join the online robotics community for quick chats, chats and one-on-one meetings. Just register here for free.
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