Highlights of Friday: Artificial Intelligence or a Migration Background Can Dictate a Person’s Position in the Labour Market

On the final day of the WORK2017 conference, the discussion revolved around how technological systems and social structures influence people’s opportunities in working life. Today’s keynote speakers also explored how researchers can help reduce inequality. They spoke about automated hiring as well as migrant entrepreneurship. Daniel Greene and Ifeoma Ajunwa: What’s in the black box?: … Continued

Highlights of Thursday: A Social Science Overview of the Future of Work

The second conference day’s keynote speeches delved into the concepts of work, technology and the economy from a social science point of view. The role of robots in future working life was also one of many things that sparked a lively discussion. Robots and the Future of Work The WORK2017 conference’s Robots and the future … Continued

Highlights of Wednesday: The Platform Economy Will Restructure Work

On the first day of the WORK2017 conference, the future of work was discussed, especially from the platform economic point of view. At the same time as algorithms and artificial intelligence are automating many jobs, new jobs are being created on digital platforms. However, there are still several open challenges related to the organisation and … Continued

Call for chapters!

The editorial team at the WORK2017 Scientific Committee aims to publish an edited volume consisting of original papers that contribute to the theme of the conference, Work and Labour in the Digital Future. Edward Elgar has informed us of its initial interest to publish the edited volume, subject to blind peer review of the chapters. … Continued

Note! Strike on Finnish railways from Mon 14 to Tue 15 midnight

Concerning your travel plans next week for WORK2017 conference, kindly note that the Finnish Railway Company VR will be on strike starting on Monday 14 August at 18.00 until Tuesday 15 August (midnight). Railway traffic should normalize by Wednesday morning, but some changes to the schedule are still possible. If you have already purchased a … Continued