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The Future of Work

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“Perhaps what we want out of employment doesn’t actually change as quickly as some of the technology to enable it”

Kate Bell, Trades Union Congress

Working at a laptop

Technology is inevitably changing the way we work, no matter what the industry. As with all forms of automation, there are pros and cons - but are we doing enough now to protect workers rights and ensure technology is creating a better working environment?

Joining Nesta’s Nigel Campbell to discuss this are:

We also hear from Meghan Casserly at Humu, a startup run by three ex-Google employees in California that uses AI to 'nudge' people into being happier at work.

Related reading

Read Nesta and Pearson’s report, The Future of Skills: Employment in 2030 to find out how employment is likely to change in the future - including the implications for skills - and a number of new occupations

Have a look at Nesta’s UK Skills Taxonomy to find out which skills are increasingly in demand as the world of work changes.

Future Curious is a Chalk & Blade production. Produced by Ruth Barnes, Laura Sheeter and Lily Ames. Original music by Ged Flood.