New York State Creates Group to Study Effects of Artificial Intelligence and Robots

On Wednesday, July 24, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation into law establishing the New York State Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Automation Commission. The commission will be tasked with studying the possible economic impact of AI and automation, its capability for disruption as well as its potential as a driver for business, among other things. In…

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Automation Continues to Reshape the Face of Work

It seems almost every day we are presented with more evidence that automation is having profound consequences on the nature of work in America—in expected and unexpected ways. In a report issued at the end of June by Oxford Economics, researchers estimated that up to 20 million manufacturing jobs could be replaced by robots—roughly 8.5% of the global…

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Technological unemployment risk is real, new group warns

Technological unemployment is a looming threat to the U.S. workforce, argues Michael Lotito, a prominent labor law attorney. But with the unemployment rate at a 50-year low, it’s not easy to convince people of it, he admits. Lotito is president of the Emma Coalition, a newly formed, nonpartisan group that is backed by the National…

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The Emma Coalition Talks with Gov. John Hickenlooper about the Coming Tide

Emma Coalition co-founders Michael Lotito and Shannon Meade sit down with former Colorado Governor and 2020 presidential candidate John Hickenlooper to discuss the future of work with automation and AI in the workplace.

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The Emma Coalition Discusses the Coming TIDE at Littler’s 2019 Executive Employer Conference

Emma Coalition co-founders Shannon Meade and Michael Lotito, along with Littler’s Matt Scherer, Erin Webber, and Paul Weiner, discuss the coming TIDE (technology-induced displacement of employees) and what it means for the future of work. Lew McMurran of the Washington State Future of Work Task Force also discusses how his state is preparing for the…

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The Emma Coalition Discusses Automation and the Future of Work with Rep. Bradley Byrne

Michael Lotito and Shannon Meade of the Emma Coalition sit down with Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) to discuss the future of work and what needs to be done to prepare the American workforce for the incoming TIDE.

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The Emma Coalition Interviews Reps. Kilmer and Stevens about the Future of Work and the Coming TIDE

Emma Coalition founders Michael Lotito and Shannon Meade sit down with Representatives Derek Kilmer (D-WA) and Haley Stevens (D-MI) to discuss the future of work and the policies needed to help the American workforce prepare for AI and automation.

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Automation of Jobs and Managing Employee Morale

Natalie Pierce, the co-chair of Littler’s Robotics, AI and Automation Practice Group, and Jeff Burnstein, the President of the Association for Advancing Automation, discuss automation and robotics in the workplace, and their effects on morale. As Natalie and Jeff review how growing businesses institute new technologies, they address how employers can preserve employee morale by…

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Automation and a Changing Economy: Policies for Shared Prosperity

Automation and a Changing Economy is divided into two sections. Part II, Policies for Shared Prosperity, outlines a program to address automation’s challenges and opportunities. Source: The Aspen Institute

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Automation and a Changing Economy: The Case for Action

Automation and a Changing Economy is divided into two sections. Part I, The Case for Action, explores how automation impacts the economic security and opportunity of the American worker. Source: The Aspen Institute

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