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CEP & IGC Lecture

Man and Machine: the macroeconomics of the digital revolution

Date: Monday 2 October 2017
Time: 18:30 - 20:30
Venue: LSE Old Theatre
Speaker: Professor Jeffrey Sachs
Chair: Professor Francesco Caselli
Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSESachs

The automation of robots and artificial intelligence is pretty well advanced in certain industries. The income now is shifting more and more to capital and away from workers, contributing to a general widening of inequality in the United States. Jeff Sachs argues that we need to pursue policies so that the coming generation of smart machines works for us and our well-being, rather than humanity working for the machines and the few who control their operating systems.

About the speaker: Jeffrey D Sachs (@JeffDSachs) is Professor of Economics at Columbia University, a leader in sustainable development, senior UN advisor, bestselling author and syndicated columnist.

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