Researchers from around the world gather via streaming for the international ‘Future of Work’ symposium

It has been months since 12 research centres and facilities from around the globe participated in the Virtual World Tour on December 4th and 5th. Now the time has come to assess the participants’ work, to expand the international research network, and, where appropriate, to promote joint international research activities. All this is the fruit of the exchange that took place in December involving over 24 hours of simultaneous webcasts in more than eight different time zones.

To meet the above objectives, an International Scientific Symposium entitled ‘Future of Work’ will be held from July 2nd to 4th.  This in-person event will take place at the Fraunhofer Institute in Stuttgart with  this schedule.  However, on one day, specifically July 3rd from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., this international event will also feature the live streaming of a total of four lectures, allowing all those who cannot attend the conference in person to learn about the achievements and challenges faced by research in this field. The event can be accessed via live stream for free  by clicking on this link.

Shaping the future of work: designing the future of humanity

It is no trivial matter: in this age of full digitalisation, immediate measures must be taken to shape a new panorama for the future of work, and this has become one of the top priorities on the international scale. The role of machines in the previous industrial revolutions is being played by algorithms in this one, known as the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

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Some questions that may arise about the new work panorama of the future are as follows: Is higher education prepared to meet the needs of an increasingly changing job market? What kinds of jobs will actually be replaced by machines and other artificial intelligence systems? Which areas must be developed to create more efficient and effective work environments in terms of performance and wellbeing?

There is no doubt that technology, and above all, the Internet have ultimately revolutionised our ways of communicating, approaching science and technology, and attempting to resolve issues like the ones that will be addressed during this International Scientific Symposium, in terms of both the content and the way that it is shared.

Due to the relevance and importance of these subjects, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research has planned more activities for the future. One of the highlights is the European ‘The Future of Work’ conference, which will be held in Bonn in October 2020 and feature international presentations by up to 1,000 participants.