For the first time in generations, our children may be worse off than we are. Many point to technology as the culprit, arguing that AI and robotics will destroy far more jobs than they create. Are the prospects really that dark for our children and grandchildren, our businesses and our economy, our cities and our way of life?
We have a choice: We can create a better future for all.
At the Next:Economy Summit, business leaders, policy makers, and technologists will chart a course from the economy we experience today—full of wonders and horrors in equal measure—to a Next Economy that brings prosperity to all.
CEO | AirBnB
Founder and CEO | Niantic, Inc.
US Secretary of Commerce | US Department of Commerce
Senior Vice President for Technical Infrastructure | Google
CEO | Grail
Cofounder and CEO | Honor
Founder and CEO | The Information
Makers and Takers: The Rise of Finance and the Fall of American Business | CNN
Director, McKinsey Global Institute and Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company
Cofounder | Patreon
Senior Advisor | Bernie 2016
Team Leader | Brand New Congress
Author | "Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus"
Founder | Fohr Card
Founder | Shinola
Cofounder & CEO | CareerLark
Cofounder | Lola
Cofounder & CEO | Thumbtack
Companies use technology not to replace workers but to augment them, so that they can do things that were previously impossible.
AI and robots take on more and more repetitive tasks, and people work at jobs that our grandparents would not recognize as work.
New technology platforms become the infrastructure of prosperity in the same way that roads, electricity, and telephony did in the 20th century, enabling entrepreneurship at all levels of society.
Businesses recognize that if workers aren’t well paid, they can’t afford to be customers; it’s simple self-interest to have a fairer distribution of the fruits of productivity.
Policy makers question old recipes for managing the economy and providing a social safety net; they try bold, new experiments informed by data and reflecting the reality of how people live today.
Companies create great experiences—not just for their customers but also for their workers.
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