Conference: The Future of Work in the Age of Automation and AI

Conferences, Ethics of AI in Context

This international and interdisciplinary workshop is designed to explore the implications and complications that automation and AI have introduced into the work-leisure matrix, by considering possible futures of work that have been framed in terms of ideas and proposals such as post-work, the distribution of care-work, and the implementation of a universal basic income. The workshop aims to take a broad approach to its subject matter, by including a wide spectrum of disciplinary perspectives, ranging from moral and political philosophy to law and political economy. Workshop proceedings will appear as a symposium in the Centre’s open-access journal.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Jeremias Adams-Prassl (Oxford, Law)
  • Aaron Bastani (Novara Media, Politics)
  • Aaron Benanav (Chicago/Berlin, History)
  • Julie Chen (University of Toronto, Communication)
  • Aleena Chia (Simon Fraser, Communication)
  • Veena Dubal (UC Hastings, Law)
  • Valerio De Stefano (Leuven, Law)
  • Cynthia Estlund (NYU, Law)
  • Sarah Roberts (UCLA, Information Studies)
  • Igor Shoikhedbrod (University of Toronto, Politics)


Fri, May 15, 2020
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Centre for Ethics, University of Toronto
Rm 200, Larkin Building