How will robotics, AI and big data shape European societies?

Current technological innovations in robotics, artificial intelligence, data and computing power are nothing short of revolutionary. These developments invite many pressing societal questions. ​How will work change? Will jobs be destroyed? What new jobs will be created? What skills should we learn? Can everybody master these skills? How should they best be taught?

But also: who will benefit most from these technological developments? How do inequalities change? Are social groups affected differently? And, importantly, what can governments do to cushion technological inequalities?

TECHNEQUALITY brings together a multidisciplinary group of leading scholars from Europe's most renowned universities and research institutes to answer these questions and work with policy-makers to co-create policies that work.

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Final Policy-Week presentations

During each session there was a presentation by a poject member, followed by questions and comments of a specialized policy-maker. We ended each session with one or more these...

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Policy-Week Technequality: You are invited to discuss policy implications with policy-makers!

With lunch sessions on Wednesday 02-02, Thursday 03-02, Friday 04-02 and Monday 07-02. Please save the dates! Program with link to sessions  Direct link to sessions Sessi...

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Governing the societal impact of AI: final Policy-Maker event

The event will take place daily from January 31 until February 04 2022 at the indicated hours. Please save the dates! Each lunch webinar will start with a (short) presentation...

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Technequality virtual Scientific Conference 25 and 26 November - looking back at a successful event

Have a look at the presentations by clicking at the title or the presenter below. Of course we were not happy when we had to decide to cancel our hybrid meeting in Brussels......

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04 Reinventing social welfare

Welfare state solutions may ensure that tech revolutions don't lead to mass unemployment and inequality, but what are the consequences? More countries than ever before are showing interest in the idea of a basic income a...

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03 Educating for tomorrow's labour market

Tech innovations will change the skills needed for the labour market. Are education systems in Europe prepared to provide us with these skills? Technological innovations continuously alter the skills needed in the labour market. This ...

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02 Understanding technological inequality

How are social inequalities related to tech innovations? Will classic predictors of social inequality still have the same influence on social mobility? It is probable that workers who cannot master the skills required to work with machines in their respec...

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01 The future of work in Europe

Automation technologies will have an important impact on the European labour market, but what exactly will this look like?   A growing literature suggests that the next wave of automation technologies will have an important impact in Europe...

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05 Understanding consequences for public finances

Across Europe, automation may lead to a fall in taxable wage income. What are the consequences for public finances at a local and regional level? In many European countries, income tax and collective contributions make up a considerable part of...

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06 Is this time really different?

Machines may go from being tools to workers. Will they then start to outcompete us? How do today's tech revolutions compare to previous ones?  Some predict that the impact of current waves of automation and robotics on the labour marke...

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07 Co-creating policies that work

How can we maximise the impact of our results and ensure that they are used for creating relevant political solutions? TECHNEQUALITY is designed to co-create theoretical understanding, empirical research and policy work between re...

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