[eNews] Informing Policymakers about AI and Automation

Amid the on-going debate over how AI and the 4th industrial revolution will affect the future of work in the Asia Pacific region, the APRU (Association of Pacific Rim Universities) has been stepping up its efforts to bring together scholars and private sector experts to analyze and address the affiliated economic risks and reservations.

After teaming up with Google to explore AI-policy issues in late-2017, the second joint APRU-Google project called Transformation of Work in the Asia-Pacific in the 21st Century, has, in January, held its first face-to-face meeting involving seven academics from APRU member universities and international institutions across the region.

Hosted by HKUST and led by Prof Tam Kar Yan, Dean of HKUST Business School, the aim of the project is the production of a comprehensive joint report that analyses the work transformation and provides policy recommendations.

“AI and automation will transform the future of work, and the APRU plays an important role in harnessing the collective research expertise and insights from its experts across the Asia Pacific region,” said Prof Tam.

“The project outcomes will empower policy makers to address the widespread fears that are associated with the workforce challenges in the Asia Pacific deriving from the transformation,” he added.

The report, projected for completion in October-November 2018, will consist of four chapters addressing how the digital age is transforming industry and society; what this transformation means for the preparation of the future workforce; and what direction policy responses should take.

Read more:


Try different words


Thank you for your comments!